Renault to Work With Bollore on 124-Plus Mile Electric Three Seater
Jointly, Renault and Bollore announced a massive cooperative deal earlier today.
The deal includes all sorts of ties to Bollore’s Autolib EV-sharing program in France (back to that later).
The headline of the announcement is this: Renault will work with Bollore on the development and production of an electric three-seater with more than 124 miles of range (NEDC).
This three-seater will reportedly measure in at 10 feet in length and will likely use a 20-kWh version of Bollore’s lithium-metal-polymer battery technology.
Some sources say that Renault may end up borrowing this battery tech for its own future electric vehicles.
The jointly development three-seater will see use only in Bollore’s rental fleet.
Okay, now let’s return to some of the less exciting (but still somewhat exciting) news announced by Renault and Bollore.
The success of Autolib led to several similar pop-up programs spearheaded by Bollore in France and soon in the US. Renault now wants in on this action and is willing to assist Bollore is getting additional projects underway throughout France.
Renault is also willing to produce the Bollore Bluecar at its facility in Dieppe, France. Renault will do this as it sees fit, which will allow Bollore to expand its EV-sharing business at a rapid rate since Renault can easily keep up with the vehicle production needed to support such growth.