Introducing the all-new Renault 5 E-Tech Electric: The future of the brand’s iconic compact car

  • Renault 5 E-Tech Electric debuts in the UK, blending heritage with modern EV innovation.
  • Compact design, two batteries, advanced charging—Renault’s sustainable, safe, and tech-driven EV.
  • Q1 2025 launch, a unique virtual companion—the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric redefines electric driving.

The Renault 5 E-Tech Electric, an affordable, sustainable reimagining unveiled

Renault’s iconic Renault 5 is coming back with the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric. Hitting the roads in Q1 2025, the 5 E-Tech will expand Renault’s affordable electric offerings. What’s more, its expected to £25,000 price tag.

At its core, the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric boasts a novel AmpR Small chassis, specifically optimised for compact EVs. Its length comes in at just under four meters (3.92m) and a targeted weight below 1500kg.

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The Renault 5 E-Tech Electric offers two battery options (40 kWh and 52 kWh) and two powertrains, providing power choices at 90 kW/120hp and 110 kW/150hp. Charging is a highlight, supporting up to 11 kW AC and an impressive 100 kW DC, enabling an 80% charge in just 30 minutes.

One standout feature is the inclusion of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality. It’s 11 kW AC bidirectional charger, makes all this possible. This technology lets users charge their EV and contribute energy back to the grid or power external devices.

Renault enthusiasts can secure their spot early with the R-Pass, available for purchase now. Anticipated for Q1 2025, Renault plans to unveil the full UK lineup, specifications, and pricing details for the 5 Electric.

Renault has carefully electrified its iconic compact design

Enthusiasts will appreciate the familiar wheel arches and design cues, paying homage to the classic Renault 5 and Supercinq. The light signature, inspired by the Renault 5 Turbo, adds a touch of nostalgia while maintaining a contemporary feel.

Innovative features extend to the interior, where a two-tier padded dashboard combines elements from various generations of the Renault 5. The seats draw inspiration from the iconic R5 Turbo, featuring a striking H-shaped design.

The driving experience is underpinned by a new AmpR Small platform, a unique electric platform developed in Europe. Calibrated for performance and agility, this platform promises to deliver a driving sensation aligned with the dynamic design of the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric.

Renault has also introduced a virtual companion, Reno, an avatar designed to assist and interact with users throughout their journey. From answering queries about the car’s functions to providing personalised advice, Reno adds a touch of technology-driven companionship.

Safety features include a range of driver assistance systems (ADAS) that rival those in higher market segments. The post-accident automatic braking system, Active Driver Assist, and hands-free parking are among the advanced safety offerings.

Renault’s commitment to sustainability extends to the manufacturing process, with the Renault 5 EV set to be assembled in the ElectriCity complex in northern France. The industrial metaverse, an innovative production system, aims to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and contribute to carbon neutrality.

The electric Renault 5 is a fusion of heritage and innovation, bringing a classic into the electric era. The anticipated arrival in the UK in Q1 2025 is likely to mark a significant moment for EVs and Renault enthusiasts alike. Especially as Renault moves its focues more and more to emobility with the regular release of new ranges and models.

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