DeZir is a two-seat all-electric coupe with an electric motor that electric motor produces 110 kW (150 PS) and 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque. The 24 kW lithium-ion battery is good for a range of about 160 km (100 miles).
Renault have unveiled the DeZir concept vehicle at the Paris motor show today - an all-electric concept (yes, another one of those) the French automaker had already previewed a few months back.
The DeZir is the first design study under the tutelage of Renault's new chief designer, Laurens van den Acker. DeZir is pronounced the same way as the French word for desire - desir. And the car is meant to evoke that emotion, with its gullwing doors, lush stylistic pedigree and soft, white curved forms of the interior cabin design.
The DeZir is a two-seat coupe with a mid-mounted electric motor and a battery pack stored upright behind the two seats. That electric motor produces 110 kW (150 PS) and 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque and the 24 kW lithium-ion battery is good for a range of about 160 km (100 miles).
The coupe has an impressive drag coefficient of 0.25 which helps it get to 50 km/h (31 mph) from a standing start in just 2 seconds and to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5. Top speed is an adequate 180 km/h (112 mph).
The Renault DeZir concept is also fitted with a kinetic energy recovery system that can store some extra wattage for an acceleration boost at the touch of a button on the steering wheel - one of the more formidable advantages such systems can provide.