The Z.E. Concept is powered by a 70kW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. It is designed to minimize energy consumption without sacrificing comfort-related features such as lighting, heating and climate control.

In the ongoing battle against CO2 emissions, Renault has revealed the Z.E. Concept (’Z.E.’: Zero Emission) electric vehicle in front of its home crowd today. Based on the new Renault Kangoo be bop the Z.E. Concept is powered by a 70kW electric motor with torque of 226Nm and lithium-ion batteries.

The Z.E. Concept is designed to minimize energy consumption without sacrificing comfort-related features such as lighting, heating and climate control. The Z.E. Concept attempts to accomplish this by incorporating heat-reflective paint and insulating bodywork. As a result, temperature fluctuations which normally prompt the use of climate control or heating systems are reduced.

The bodywork functions along the same lines as a Thermos flask. It comprises two insulating panels with a sandwich of air. This air, which is still the most effective insulant known today, limits variations in temperature
between the exterior and the interior of the car. Further insulation is achieved with the use of acid green-tinted glass for the glazed areas. Also, solar panels positioned on the roof power a temperature regulation system.

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Renault Z.E. (Zero Emission) Concept Unveiled