Premiere of the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric​

Interior of the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric showign the entire front of the cabin
Yellow Renault 5 E-Tech Electric

Renault 5 was a unique car renowned for its avant-garde design, versatility, and fuel frugality. It addressed the challenges of its times for millions of families, responding to the oil shock, changing lifestyles, and the need for a second car. Carrying on this extremely modern heritage, Renault 5 E-Tech electric is a bold response to the societal and environmental challenges of our time – energy sobriety, sustainability, and a small carbon footprint.

The design team had so much to play with. They took a deeply emotive approach to their work, adopting a ‘retrofuturistic’ style. They settled on bright colours, headlamps with personality, vertical rear lights, sculpted wings, a coloured roof trim, and a vent grille on the bonnet to both pay homage to the original model and make it stand out in the current crowd.

“We used pieces of collective memory that we translated in a very contemporary way to create the R5 of tomorrow. We didn't want the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric to feel nostalgic or vintage. We wanted to triggering emotion and created a vibrant, energetic, and POP car. “- Gilles Vidal, VP Design, Renault & Ampere.

The design language is mirrored inside the car with a large 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen with a bright, flowing interface in the centre console. The graphic and sound design was developed in collaboration with the Ircam Institute of Musi and Sound and with Jean-Michel Jarre.

The Renault 5 E-Tech electric is the first vehicle to be designed entirely on AmpR Small, the new Ampere platform dedicated to B-segment electric vehicles. This makes it a unique vehicle with real competitive advantages including a flat floor, long wheelbase (2.54m), optimised interior space and boot capacity (326 litres), lower centre of gravity and reduced weight (less than 1,500 kg).

It also introduces a new AC bidirectional charger that is compatible with V2L (vehicle-to-load) and V2G (vehicle to grid) technologies, which is set to become widely used in the move to the electrification of vehicles. This allows you to feed carbon free electricity back into the grid which then saves you money on your electricity bill.

Renault 5 E-Tech electric is a versatile car, at home in the city or on the open road, thanks to its 11 kW AC charger, its 80 or 100 kW DC charger and its battery up to 52 kWh giving it a range of up to 400 km WLTP. A rarity in the electric city car segment, it can even tow a trailer, with a towing capacity of 500 kg.

The Renault 5 E-Tech Electric is due to be available from September 2024. Contact Specialist Cars Renault in Aberdeen today for more information about this exciting new addition.