Renault is testing the primary 9 prototypes of the brand new Renault 5 EV, which it can launch in 2024.
Alternating between static and dynamic fine-tuning and endurance testing, the mules are being put via their paces in low-grip ice and snow circumstances in Arvidsjaur (Swedish Lapland) in addition to average-to-high grip circumstances on the Renault technical facilities in Lardy within the higher Paris space and Aubevoye in Normandy.
The upcoming Renault 5 EV will likely be underpinned by the corporate’s all-new CMF-B EV platform, which makes use of 70% of the components featured on the CMF-B platform used for inner combustion engine (ICE)-powered fashions Clio and Captur. In comparison with ZOE—the corporate’s different EV—the CMF-B EV platform is 30% cheaper to fabricate.
The brand new modular platform is less complicated to make and develop to optimize the efficiency of next-generation B-segment EVs, based on the corporate. The corporate can create a brand new era of EVs with adjustable tracks and wheelbase to permit for various physique sorts and types.
The CMF-B EV platform’s engine compartment is extra compact as a result of the components used for an electrical motor are smaller than these used on an ICE. The electrical motor on the longer term Renault 5 EV will likely be based mostly on the electrically excited synchronous motor used primarily within the ZOE and Megane E-Tech EVs, which provides higher output than a permanent-magnet motor and doesn’t require any rare-earth metals.
The Renault 5 engine will likely be roughly 20 kg (44 kilos) lighter than the ZOE’s engine. The battery will observe swimsuit by shedding one other 15 kg (33 kilos) by switching to 4 giant single-layered modules in comparison with the ZOE’s 12 modules.
“Checks being carried out on rolling chassis prototypes will assist us verify choices made when it comes to consolation and dealing with on the upcoming Renault 5 electrical,” stated Jérémie Coiffier, Head of Engineering for the corporate’s EV section.