Renault groups up with R-FIT to launch electrical retrofit kits for its iconic fashions
French automaker Renault, the chief in electrical autos in France, is shifting the traces, together with on classic autos by launching electrical retrofit kits in France in partnership with R-FIT. These kits will be put in on the massively well-liked Renault 4, Renault 5 and first technology Twingo.
The Renault 5 electrical retrofit package will go on sale in France in September 2023 whereas the package for the Twingo will probably be made obtainable at a later date.
The three retrofitted fashions had been displayed on the Renault stand on the annual basic auto present, Rétromobile. Guests weree capable of be taught extra in regards to the product and ask questions earlier than they place their order for their very own 4L electrical retrofit package on the stand of our accomplice R-FIT. The electrical retrofit package for the Renault Four may even be on sale on-line on rfitvintage.com from €11,900 (incl. VAT and set up).
Changing previous autos to electrical energy extends their life span and means they not generate CO2 emissions, which is why they’re significantly properly suited to fashionable city driving situations, particularly inside low emissions zones.
Having handed the varied certification exams at UTAC (the French automotive, bike, and bicycle technical union), this conversion affords a degree of security that meets market requirements.
The product can also be eligible for nationwide and regional subsidies in France (relying on earnings and area) and its price of use and upkeep is diminished.
As soon as the car has been retrofitted, the proprietor receives all the required certification and registration paperwork indicating the kind of gasoline as “Electrical energy” (EL) fairly than petrol (ES).
“We’re overjoyed about launching these electrical retrofit kits that may allow individuals who love their basic vehicles and younger individuals to drive in France in our iconic Renault 4, Renault 5 and Twingo, powered by electrical energy. Along with the round economic system created by these new electrical engine matches, the electrical retrofit kits provide an answer that mixes the pleasure of driving with financial savings and reliability with out taking something away from the model and the unique designs of those well-loved timeless classics,” underlines Hugues Portron, Director of The Originals Renault – la assortment.
By launching these electrical retrofit kits for its most iconic fashions, Renault is as soon as once more demonstrating its will to modernise the model whereas bolstering its place because the main producer of electrical metropolis autos that meet the wants of the modern-day consumer.
Technical information for the electrical retrofit package designed for the Renault 4:
- Authentic mechanical transmission system untouched
- Brushless synchronous engine
- Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery
- Weight distribution unchanged
- Driving vary of roughly 80 km
- Full cost in 3 hours 30
- Digital battery cost gauge
- Recharge by way of a 16A – 220 V home plug
- 105 V battery pack with capability of 10.7 kWh
- 5 kWp/48 kWp engine
- Two-year assure