Renault Sport Considers Tuning Electric Renault Zoe; Possibly Other EVs Too

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 0

Let's Hope Renault Sports Tinkers a Bit With This One

Let’s Hope Renault Sports Tinkers a Bit With This One

Not too long ago, Renault Sport, the one-off performance arm of Renault, revealed its radical Twizy F1 Concept.

Renault Sport Already Toyed Around on This Twizy

Renault Sport Already Toyed Around on This Twizy

Now comes word that Renault Sport may been toying with perhaps a few more of Renault’s electric gems.

It’s being reported that at least two Renault Zoes were spotted ” inside the Renault Sport engineering headquarters,” which is located outside of Paris.

Why would a pair of Zoes be there?  Well, according to Car Advice, Renault Sport is taking a “very close look at” electric vehicle technology.

Though the Zoes have not yet been tuned by Renault Sport, it seems that’s a possibility.

Car Advice quotes Renault Sport motorsport technical manager Francois Champod as follows:

“We are thinking about [electrification].  We are of course having a very close look at it.  I don’t know if we’ll go to pure electric … maybe a little bit.”

However, Champod says that, though “fantastic,” electric vehicle technology is “not mature.”

A lot is banking on the success or failure of the electric racing series Formula E, says Champod.

“We will have to see if it’s just a show, or a high-level competition.”

Is Renault involved in Formula E?  Champod told Car Advice “I cannot say,” to which he followed with “I will not say.”  Hmm…

via Car Advice

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