Optimization of platforms and new technologies to offer increasingly competitive electric cars. Renault traces the path for the future of its range, intensifying its efforts in sustainable mobility with the arrival of 10 new 100% electric models by 2025, of which 7 will have the Losanga badge. Starting with the legendary Renault 5, with a touch of modernity and in an electric version, which will be produced in the north of France (Renault ElectriCity), from the battery to the powertrain passing through the assembly, all on the new CMF-BEV platform.
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The Group will also resurrect another iconic model, whose code name is “4ever”, with the ambitious goal of creating a timeless classic. The Renault Group also strengthens the C segment at the level of electric vehicles, starting with the future Mégane E-Tech Electric in 2022. Finally, the “dream garage“ by Alpine, unveiled last January, it will become reality in 2024. The mark Renault aims to achieve the greener mix than the European market in 2025, with over 65% of the sales mix represented by electric and electrified vehicles, and is aiming for 90% of 100% electric vehicles in 2030. From the point of view of platforms, then, everything will be focused on architecture CMF-EV is CMF-BEV, which will serve to capitalize on the group’s ten-year experience in terms of electrification. For segments C and D, the platform CMF-EV offers greater driving pleasure and incomparable performance. By 2025, they will be there 700,000 units of this Alliance-wide platform. The CMF-EV offers autonomy up to 580 km in WLTP cycle with very low energy consumption. These performances are the result of the in-depth knowledge of the Group’s and Nissan’s engineers, who have worked to reduce friction, reduce weight and guarantee a state-of-the-art thermal management.
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The innovative architecture allows you to benefit from more space on board, as all the technical components are housed in the engine compartment. This architecture eliminates all the longitudinal cables, which pass from the rear to the front, and reduces weight and cost. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is also located in the engine compartment, which allows for the design of a slimmer dashboard. In addition to these performances, the CMF-EV platform offers a great driving pleasure, thanks to the low center of gravity and the ideal distribution of the masses. The very direct steering (thanks to a low transmission ratio) associated with the multilink rear end gives the vehicle agility and responsiveness. The brand new Mégane E-Tech Electric is produced in Douai on the CMF-EV platform.
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For segment B, the CMF-BEV platform will allow Groupe Renault to offer accessible electric vehicles. At the vehicle level, this unprecedented platform will reduce the cost of 33% compared to the current generation of ZOE. This was achieved through the interchangeability of battery modules, a lower cost 100 kW powertrain and the acquisition of all non-electrical components of the CMF-B platform and its 3 million vehicles per year by 2025. The CMF-BEV platform will offer great performances: up to 400 km in WLTP cycle, without compromising on design, acoustics and dynamic behavior. This platform will also feature the Group’s Plug & Charge innovation, based on the NF-C 15118 standard.