Renault has confirmed through Gilles Le Borgne, vice president of engineering at Renault to Auto Express, that the R-5 will go into production in 2024 and that its price will be between 20,000 and 25,000 euros , “but it still has to be profitable. That is the challenge.” This would be around 33 percent less than a Renault Zoe.
The Renault 5 in a model with a retro but electric design that will coexist, among others like the Twingo, with the recently launched Renault Megane E-Tech.This uses the CMF-EV platform, while the electric Renault 5 will use the CMF-BEV specific for small cars and will debut with it.
It will be manufactured, like the new electric Megane, at the Douai plant in northernFrance; so it will be another of the brand’s “made in ElectriCIty” models.
Although the possibility was being considered by some media that its battery had LiFePO4 chemistry, it will finally have NCM cells, that is, the most conventional in the production of electric cars today. They would be manufactured by AESC in Douai and the basic configuration of the Renault 5 battery would be 40 kWh capacity. However, it would not be exactly the same battery of the Renault Megane E-Tech because it incorporates cells produced by LG Chem.
There would be a battery with even more capacity for the electric Renault 5, 52 kWh , with which this car would reach up to about 400 km of autonomy . This would be the most expensive version.
The design of the Renault 5 Prototype corresponds to Gilles Vidal, who has spent his entire career at PSA. He is responsible, among other cars, for the design of the Citroen C4 and C4 Picasso, in addition to the Peugeot 208, 308 and 3008, the last two cars of the year in Europe in 2017 and 2017.
The design of the Renault 5 Prototype corresponds to Gilles Vidal , who has spent his entire career at PSA. It is responsible, among other cars, for the design of the Citroen C4 and C4 Picasso, as well as the Peugeot 208, 308 and 3008, the last two cars of the year in Europe in 2017 and 2017.
It is likely that, as in the new Megane E-Tech, and protected by the intention of lowering the cost of the final price of the vehicle, the Renault 5 with its lower capacity battery, the 40 kWh, lacks the possibility of fast charging, so that it would only use alternating current. However, everything seems to indicate that, as happens in the Megane with the 60 kWh battery, the 52 kWh Renault 5 battery would incorporate direct current recharging . In this case, it should not be ruled out that for this “small” 3.92 m long car it is an option, contrary to what happens with most other electric car manufacturers that offer it as standard.
Renault’s purpose is to have in its range the electric R-5 with a car to rival the Fiat 500e, Honda and Mini Cooper SE, among others. Later, there will also be another electro-retro model: the electric Renault 4.