Renault announced its next steps towards electrification which includes 7 new EVs in the next 5 years. The French automaker also released a prototype of one of the upcoming EVs, the Renault 5 electric.
Renault is no stranger to the electric vehicle segment considering the success they have seen with the ultra popular ZOE. However, with new EV startups and prototype popping up around every corner, it is time for Renault to step up its game.
Today, the French automaker unveiled its plan to “transition to an energy brand” over the next four years called ‘Renaulution.’ “By 2025, Renault will launch 14 core vehicles. 7 will be full-electric, 7 will be in the C/D segment. All of our new models will have an electric or hybrid version.”
CEO of Groupe Renault, Luca de Meo commented on the transition, which also mentioned the company becoming more of a ‘tech brand’ instead of an automaker: “At Renault, we embrace the waves of disruption and create our own ‘Nouvelle Vague’. It’s about bringing modernity to the automotive industry. We’ll move to an energy brand, strengthening our EV leadership with the Electro Pole project and investing in Hydrogen, aiming at achieving the greenest mix in Europe by 2025. We’ll also be a tech brand, through in-house innovation and through the Software République, an open ecosystem dedicated to develop a European expertise in key fields such as data or cybersecurity. This will give us a competitive edge as a service brand, with high-tech connected services, onboard & offboard. And this vision of modernity, we anchor it in France. Because as a brand, we know our soul and our strength lie in our origins.”
Renault Design Director, Gilles Vidal said about the upcoming EV: “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, cult model of our heritage. This prototype simply embodies modernity, a vehicle relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive.”
CEO Luca De Meo added “The new R5 is the Nouvelle Vague: it’s strongly connected to its history, and yet it’s the future, making electric cars popular.”
Unfortunately, no specs were provide by Renault at this time along with the absence of a production timeline.