Renault K-ZE: a valid EV alternative for China
Groupe Renault announced at Auto Shanghai its ambitions to sell 550,000 units in China by 2022, in line with the carmaker’s “Drive the Future” plan. China has been identified as a major part of Renault’s global ambitions; especially Renault’s experience in hybrid technology and EV will be major assets when conquering the world largest EV market.
During the press days at AS19, Renault showcased its City K-ZE, a 100% electric, A segment compact SUV. This vehicle will be produced by the get New Energy Automotive Company, a joint venture between the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and local manufacturer Dongfeng.
It’s one of few non-Chinese EVs that’s not aimed at the higher-income clients. Nevertheless, it has loads of tech equipment to charm the local customers, an air quality control system, 4G Wifi and much more. Especially its fast charging time (80% in 50 minutes) and even its slow charging time (100% in 4 hours) will appeal to the Chinese urbanite.