Renault is set to expand its range of electric cars with two new SUV EVs that are due to arrive by 2022.
Following in the footsteps of the recently unveiled Morphoz concept, Renault is set to launch two all-new models to join the ever-growing electric SUV market. The first is set to be a Kadjar-sized crossover, and the French firm has also confirmed to Autocar that a second high-riding EV is on the way.
Giles Normand, Renault EV boss, said that the new model “will be a crossover or SUV, rather than a hatchback”, and that it was aiming for 340 miles of electric range.
As previewed on the Renault Morphoz, the new Renault models will utilise a new platform known as ‘CMF-EV’, which will be utilised by the French firm, as well as Mitsubishi and Nissan under the alliance.
According to Autocar, the platform is scalable in width, height and length, but is limited to smaller and mid-sized models. The new models should arrive by 2022.
Renault was an early adopter of EVs, with its Zoe, which launched in 2013, being one of the most affordable and accessible electric cars. A heavily updated Zoe went on sale earlier in 2020, and crucially features a large 52kWh battery, which allows for up to 245 miles of range from a single charge.
The French firm also offers two electric vans – the Kangoo Z.E. 33 and the new Master Z.E. – while hybrid versions of the Clio supermini, Captur crossover and Megane hatchback are all set to go on sale in 2020.