Renault Kwid EV: Renault unveils the Kwid e-Tech, which can travel 300 kilometres on a single charge. Find out more about the vehicle’s speed and features.
The Kwid (Kwid) hatchback car from Renault (Renault), a major French automaker, is very popular in India. It is one of India’s most affordable hatchbacks. For a long time, the company has been planning to release an electric version of this affordable car. During testing, it was seen numerous times. The Renault Kwid Electric (Reno Kwid Electric) was then introduced to the Brazilian market. In the Brazilian market, the Renault Kwid E-Tech (Reno Kwid E-Tech) is priced at around 1.43 lakh riyals. In Indian currency, that’s about 23.20 lakh rupees. It is Renault’s entry-level EV, and it is known in Europe as the Dacia Spring.
Design and Appearance
Renault’s new electric vehicle is based on the facelifted Kwid. While the Kwid EV’s design is largely unchanged from the standard model, it does feature an EV-specific closed grille (with two chrome strips below the logo), an E-Tech badge, and alloy wheels. Noronha Green, Glacier Polar White, and Diamond Silver are the three colours available for the KWID EV in Brazil. The electric car has an EV-specific instrument cluster and four-spoke steering wheel, which are the major differences between the interiors of the Kwid EV and the regular model. The circular gear selector is also shared with the India-spec Kwid.
Speed and Battery
A 65-horsepower electric motor and a 26.8-kWh battery pack power the Renault Kwid E-Tech. It delivers 44 PS of power output in Eco mode to extend battery life. This electric hatchback accelerates from zero to fifty kilometres per hour in 4.1 seconds.
Range of Motion
The Kwid EV is 977 kg in weight. It has a claimed range of 265 km in mixed cycle and 298 km on urban trips, according to Brazilian standards. Because of its light weight, it has such a long range.
Charging a battery
In addition, the Kwid EV has regenerative braking, which charges the battery. A 7kW Wallbox charger or a DC fast charger can also be used to charge Renault’s electric hatchback. With a wall charger, it takes about three hours to fully charge. A 220V socket, on the other hand, takes about nine hours to fully charge. It can, on the other hand, be charged from 15 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes using a DC charger.
The Renault Kwid E-Tech comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, all power windows, manual air conditioning, and voice recognition. When it comes to safety features, ABS with brake assist, hill-start assist, electronic stability control, six airbags, and tyre pressure monitoring are all included.
When is it going to be released in India? The
The key question is when Renault will release the Kwid E-Tech in India. The Kwid EV was shown as the K-ZE at the Auto Expo 2020, but there has been no further information since then. Renault stated in 2020 that the electric Kwid could be introduced in India within the next two years. The company has now stated that it will not be launched in the country anytime soon.