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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Jul 5, 2010.
The Renault DeZir
Above story claims they will put it into production, these guys claim not:
Auto Express | Renault's DeZir concept - New design direction previewed by stunning electric concept car.
The doors are wonderfully daft:
Renault DeZir: 'leccy sex machine
Sounds about right, for once.
Nissan now has a level-3 charger that doesn't need 3-ph power. Don't know when it will come to Europe ...
Very hot looking car! Might give Roadster some competition if Renault increased the range to 200.
Why do they even bother with "concept" vehicles when most do not make it to production?
I think many car companies let their designers go wild on the concept cars, then they pick little themes and concepts and integrate them into their production cars. So you might see some subtle details of that car show up in some more practical mainstream future Renault models.
For example, in 1983 Renault made a concept car called the Gabbiano...
5 years later their '19' model has some similarities:
In 1991 they made the 'scenic' concept:
Which later resulted in a less adventurous production model:
Lots more Renault concepts here, many of which inspired later production cars.
Until Tesla came along to slap sense into people, Electric vehicle design suffered badly from the "Concept Look"
Here's one from, ironically, Audi from 2006
Those subtle details are probably going to be less of a factor as concept designs begin to reflect more of the end product look (except for Volt :biggrin.
Quite a few of the concept vehicles look alot like models produced by different manufacturers.
Yes, well, I think companies tend to look at each other's concept cars and copy the bits they like.
I didn't make myself clear. Three phase is a good thing (particularly over here in Europe), but let's not start that one again in this thread.
Almost missed this one
Renault DeZir concept caught on the streets of Paris
Mostly pretty good looking.
Trying to clean home window blinds is a pain. Can't even imaging the difficulty of cleaning road and brake dust from the back of this thing.
"blinds" ... "back" ... wait a minute ... where's the FRONT of this thing ?
(Edit: Oh, never mind. I just read the article with the rear-end photo ... You're right ! PAIN.)
It turns out that they will put it in production, but as a ICE :-( the new Alpine :
Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday
In Swiss papers they say they have not yet decided whether it will have ICE, Hybrid or electric propulsion