RENAULT R5 Electric: A price under 25,000 €, but a lower autonomy, the new electrical Renault R5, 1000 km of autonomy by electric car and the war of smartphones on Tiktok – Tech Spresso

The new electrical Renault R5, 1000 km of autonomy by electric car and the war of smartphones on Tiktok – Tech’SPRESSO

You did not have time to follow the news yesterday ? Here is what marked on Friday May 19: the new Rolland-Garros electric Renault R5, a new “clean” new battery for electric cars with 1000 km of autonomy and the war of smartphones for concerts on Tiktok. To not miss any news, remember to register for the Frandroid newsletter.

RENAULT R5 Electric: a price under 25,000 €, but a lower autonomy

During the presentation of its new Renaulution strategy, the diamond brand lifted the veil on a brand new electric R5. To hope to convince and seduce as many buyers upstream of its launch planned in 2024, the manufacturer has made a promise: display a price less than 25,000 €. Only, to keep this commitment, it will be necessary to make concessions.

Electric R5

Remember, in December 2021, the new CEO of Renault Luca de Meo unveiled the new diamond strategy strategy. Called “Renaulution”, this three -phase strategic plan aims to make Renault the French leader in the electric car, with The launch of at least seven models by 2025.

To do this, the manufacturer, moreover, created a 100% electric production center in the north of France. Indeed, the Renault Group Electricity, composed of the industrial sites of Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz, will become the epicenter of the production of electric cars of the company. On the occasion of this announcement, the successor to Jean-Dominique Senard lifted sailing on the R5 prototype.

With this model, the launch of which is planned for the moment at the beginning of 2024, Renault obviously wants to give a second youth to this cult car while proposing Modern reinterpretation. This approach is also visible “In the finishes and the materials chosen, which are inspired by the universe of electronics, furniture and sport ”, explained the Gilles Vidal team in charge of design.

Electric R5

The promise of € 25,000 complicated to hold

Regarding the technical component, it was announced that this R5 e-tech was going to enjoy a 52 kWh battery, The one is already found on the Renault Zoé and which offers approximately 400 km of autonomy. But the number one promise was especially in terms of estimated price: Under the 25,000 € mark.

Only and as our colleagues from Automobile Magazine point out, we will have to make concessions, especially on the battery (which makes up 40% of the total price of an electric car), to keep this price commitment. According to their information, Renault’s technical teams considered for a time, thanks to the help of Nissan, to include A lithium-iron-iron battery (LFP), much cheaper than traditional batteries at Nickel-Manganesse-Cobalt (NMC).

However, these LFP batteries display lower autonomy, with a loss of approximately 30 %. To guarantee the 400 km of autonomy, Renault could then have opted for a larger LFP battery. But here again, there is a problem. The R5 remains a compact city car, under 4 meters in length. Knowing this, difficult to integrate an LFP battery offering the expected autonomy without reviewing the design of the car from top to bottom.

Electric R5

To an entry -level model with reduced autonomy

Finally, this false good idea was not held. Especially since the installation of a heavier battery requires strengthening the suspensions and brakes of the electric R5 .. Which necessarily leads to an increase in the price. In any case, this was what Gilles Le Borgne, engineering manager for the Renault group said in Automobile Magazine.

Faced with this dead end, Renault was therefore a reason and decided to turn once again to the NMC batteries. Nevertheless, the question of the price remains: How can Renault offer the R5 at € 25,000 by integrating the same battery as that used on the Zoé (sold for € 35,000) ? Impossible according to Automobile Magazine. For the media, Renault will have to offer several versions of the R5, with an entry -level model with a 22 kWh battery, As on the electric twingo, to stay below 25,000 €. Only, this version will inevitably suffer from amputated autonomy, namely Up to 270 km in urban cycle WLTP and 190 km in WLTP cycle.

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The new electrical Renault R5, 1000 km of autonomy by electric car and the war of smartphones on Tiktok – Tech’SPRESSO

You did not have time to follow the news yesterday ? Here is what marked on Friday May 19: the new Rolland-Garros electric Renault R5, a new “clean” new battery for electric cars with 1000 km of autonomy and the war of smartphones for concerts on Tiktok. To not miss any news, remember to register for the Frandroid newsletter.

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