Renault Sport Considers Tuning Electric Renault Zoe; Possibly Other EVs Too
MAY 14 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Not too long ago, Renault Sport, the one-off performance arm of Renault, revealed its radical Twizy F1 Concept.
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