An affordable electric car from Renault has arrived in China and we wonder how well it might sell.
This new small car with crossover proportions is available from 61,800 yuan ($8,650) to 71,800 yuan ($10,050) after incentives, which is a very attractive price point.
Renault equipped the City K-ZE with 26.8 kWh battery pack, which is to achieve NEDC range of 271 km (168 miles) - enough to catch onto the incentives in China (minimum of 250 km range required).
We assume that to cut the price, Dongfeng-Renault used just a 33 kW electric motor, which sounds like the absolute base of what an electric car should have.
The City KZ-E can be purchased with Easy Link infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, a reverse camera and manual air-conditioning.
Gallery: Renault City K-ZE Electric CUV Debuts At Shanghai Auto Show
Taking into consideration the price, Renault City K-ZE might become one of the best-selling electric cars in China and for the Renault brand.
Renault City K-ZE specs:
- up to 271 km (168 miles) of NEDC range
- 26.8 kWh battery pack
- top speed of 105 km/h (65 mph)
- electric motor: 33 kW of power and 125 Nm of torque
- 6.6 kW on-board charger
- 0-80% DC fast charging in 50 minutes