Renault, the French automaker is working on the electric version of the Renault Kwid. Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CEO, Mr. Carlos Ghosn said that the electric version of the Kwid is almost ready. The Renault Kwid Electric will first go on sale in the Chinese market as a low cost electric car. Renault will also launch this model in the Indian market as government of India is aiming to go all electric by 2030.
Carlos Ghosn confirmed that the Kwid will also be launched in the Indian market, though launch details are yet to be announced. It is expected that the Kwid electric could be launched in the country by 2020, as most of the automakers are planning to introduce electric cars from 2020. Additionally, the infrastructure like electric vehicle charging station is likely to be developed by then. Also See – Nissan Leaf – All You Need To Know
Speaking to autonews.com, Carlos Ghosn said, “In China, we can’t sell the Leaf. Too expensive and too sophisticated. We can’t sell the Renault Fluence. Too expensive. What sells in China? Low-cost electric cars. So we are putting engineers from the alliance to develop a low-cost Renault Kwid EV for China. I just test drove the car in China. It will be a very well engineered car at a very low cost. And once it works in China, there’s no reason you’re not going to export the car to India, to Brazil, to the Middle East.” Also Read – New Nissan Leaf Nismo Unveiled
Renault Kwid Electric Launch Date
French automaker is yet to make an official statement on the launch of the Kwid electric in India. However, Renault-Nissan alliance’s CEO hinted that the EV could eventually come in our market. We expect that the Renault Kwid EV could be launched in the Indian market by 2020-2021. Also Read – Upcoming Electric Cars In India
Renault Kwid Electric Price
It is expected that Renault will develop Kwid electric in India, which will help the automaker to price it competitively. We believe that the low-cost EV could be priced between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 8 lakh.
Renault Kwid Electric Specifications
The company is yet to reveal the details of Kwid’s battery range and performance. It is expected that the low-cost EV could offer a range of up to 200kms on full charge. Renault-Nissan alliance’s currently sells several electric ccaars in foreign markets including Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe.