Renault is all set to save energy with its latest concept car known as ZE (Zero Emission). This concept car incorporates innovative aspects such as optimum range achieved by lithium-ion battery powered 70KW electric motor, use of heat-reflective paint and exterior mirrors with low energy cameras. There is a green affect inside the car because of acid green tinted glasses. The linear display outside the car door shows the amount of charge left in the system so that the driver knows the situation before entering. Renault uses polyurethane gel bumpers designed to soak up minor knocks and protect pedestrians.
Z.E. Concept is based on Kangoo be bop and its compact dimensions (length: 3.95m, height: 1.85m) favour manoeuvrability in and about town. This electric vehicle was designed to minimize energy consumption, without forgetting modern comfort-related refinements.
The employment of heat-reflective paint and insulating bodywork featuring large surface areas contributes to the reduction of temperature fluctuations which traditionally prompt the use of climate control or heating systems which are big consumers of energy. Insulation is further optimized by the use of acid green-tinted glass for the glazed areas.
An interactive, user-friendly vehicle
The Z.E. Concept concept car offers motorists and passengers a pleasant, relaxing ride and this sensation is enhanced by a number of interactive communication features. For example, logos light up to signal that the vehicle recognizes its occupants as they approach.
Z.E. Concept illustrates Renault’s vision of mobility in the future. As a socially responsible vehicle, it is equipped with polyurethane gel bumpers, for example. These deform easily to soak up minor knocks, while pedestrians are reassured by their absorbent aspect.
All-electric power, zero emissions
Z.E. Concept is equipped with a 70kW electric motor which delivers torque of 226Nm, making it particularly flexible, responsive and comfortable to use. Batteries are lithium-ion type. Z.E. Concept provides a foretaste of the Renault electric vehicle which will be easy to use, practical and efficient.
From : Renault