Renault may do electric versions of Renaultsport and Alpine models

Renault’s global head of EVs Thierry Koskas has said that the firm may do electric versions of Renaultsport and Alpine models. He revealed that investigations are underway and that there are “some thoughts to do this”, but nothing is confirmed.

“There would be a good benefit in terms of driving behaviour and acceleration,” said Koskas, referencing the instant torque delivery and the possibility of optimising weight distribution. 

Renault revealed an electric sports car concept, the DeZir, in 2010 and its lines were later morphed into the Alpine A110-50 concept.

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22 June 2012

they've certainly spent long enough evaluating the other end of the scale

23 June 2012

I cant think of a worse strategy for making stuff that no one will buy the whole EV thing is a nonsense at the moment .

Why not go back to their roots making well riding small cheap cars that might stand a chance of actually selling and making a profit for the company .

25 June 2012

Old Toad wrote:

I cant think of a worse strategy for making stuff that no one will buy the whole EV thing is a nonsense at the moment .

Why not go back to their roots making well riding small cheap cars that might stand a chance of actually selling and making a profit for the company .

Because the future's Electric/ Hybrid/ range extender.  Just checkout who else is producing electric cars or variations on the theme Ford, BMW, Nissan, Toyota, Vauxhall, Smart, Honda, Mercedes the list goes on, do you think Renault will give up on the various forms of electric propulsion and let the others steal the show? 

 

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24 June 2012

Renault are really playing for high stakes on EVs.

There must be some really nervous execs up top right now.

25 June 2012

Johnnytheboy wrote:

Renault are really playing for high stakes on EVs.

There must be some really nervous execs up top right now.

True but then they've got to do something. (PSA) Peugeot Citroen are in a worse boat at the moment, I didn't know how bad things really were until I looked at their share price from 32 euros to 7 in one year

 

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