Renault unveiled today its latest creation, the Frendzy Concept, a new car that will make its official debut in September, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the new car continues the same design philosophy seen at all the concept cars from Renault since the DeZir. What is more interesting s that the car has no centre pillar, just one conventional door and one sliding side door which incorporates a 37-inch widescreen display.
According to Renault, the car moves away from the traditional format for commercial vehicles and was inspired by from a wide variety of sources, including unconventionally shaped aircraft such as the Airbus Beluga and the Antonov 224.
The external screen was designed to display useful messages or information, such as “making deliveries” or “back in five minutes” (the battery-charging method or the remaining charge) but also for advertising messages.
The Renault Frendzy Concept was designed as a pure electric vehicle and features the same powertrain found on the Kangoo Van Z.E. The charging point is found under the Renault logo at the front of the vehicle and it is identical with the one shown on the Zoe Preview.
Once we open the doors, the interior becomes even more interesting as it features the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet recently launched by Research In Motion (RIM), plugged into the dashboard. Renault says that the tablet enables the concept to become an office on wheels, and will allow users to benefit from an effective workplace and unrestricted mobility while on the go.