Following Nissan with is Nuvu Concept, Renault unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show a new concept called Z.E. The new Renault Z.E. Concept (Z.E. comes from Zero Emissions) has actually the same features as the Nissan Nuvu Concept, due to the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Based on the Renault Kangoo be bop, the new concept features a design which has been adapted to the spirit of an electric vehicle.
The concept measures 3.95m in length and 1.85 in height, perfect for using is it in your town. The Z.E. is powered by a 75 kW (93 hp) electric engine which develops 226 Nm of torque, making it particularly flexible, responsive and comfortable to use.
Batteries are lithium-ion type. Now listen to something really interesting: the bodywork functions along the same principle as a Thermos flask: it comprises two insulating panels with a sandwich of air, due to the fact that air is the most effective insulant known today.
Like the Nissan Nuvu Concept, the Z.E. comes also with solar panels positioned on the roof. These panels power a temperature regulation system cooling the inside of the vehicle even at standstill or when parking.
The mirrors have also been replaced with low-energy cameras which are also powered by the roof-mounted solar panels to enhance all-round visibility.