Extra Renault 5 EV drivetrain particulars revealed

The Renault 5 may need a retro physique, nevertheless it needs to be a completely fashionable automobile beneath.

The brand new 5 would be the first automobile to make use of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CMF-B EV structure, and is alleged to share round 70 per cent of its elements with the CMF-B platform that underpins the Renault Arkana, Clio and Captur, in addition to the Nissan Juke and others.

It’s claimed that this elements commonality makes the brand new Renault 5 EV round 30 per cent cheaper to supply than the Zoe it should change.

Beneath the bonnet is the automobile’s engine bay, which homes an electrically-excited synchronous motor that’s stated to be extra highly effective than a everlasting magnet design, and doesn’t require any uncommon earth metals, making it cheaper and cleaner to supply.

Dwelling with the motor is a DC/DC converter for the 400V primary battery, the battery charger, and an influence distribution field. The brand new drivetrain is about 20kg lighter than the one employed by the outgoing Zoe.

Final 12 months Renault revealed one of many 5’s drivetrain choices can be often called the ePT-100kW, which, we predict, may need an output of 100kW. The bigger Megane E-Tech makes use of a unit often called the ePT-160kW.

Within the flooring of the passenger compartment is the Renault 5’s battery pack. Whereas the French automaker has but to disclose the battery capacities to be supplied within the new metropolis automobile, it says the brand new design, which utilises 4 massive modules relatively than 12 smaller ones, is 15kg lighter and takes up “much less area to move extra kWh”.

The biggest battery supplied within the Zoe is a 52kWh unit, which is sweet for a WLTP driving vary of 395km.

Lastly, Renault claims the brand new 5 can be a “benchmark for its phase when it comes to driving pleasure”. That is partially all the way down to the varied weight saving measures detailed above, but additionally the automobile’s new multi-link rear axle.

The Renault 5 is scheduled to make its international debut in 2024. Styling for the automobile was previewed by the 2021 idea automobile.

Improvement for the 5, and its underlying CMF-B EV structure, is at the moment going down throughout Europe, together with on the firm’s chilly climate testing centre in Sweden.

CMF-B EV will function the idea for the next-generation Nissan Micra in Europe, in addition to a manufacturing model of the 4Ever Trophy crossover idea. Hopefully it should additionally enable the R5 Turbo 3E idea to be became a showroom-ready automobile.