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Renault: 250 miles for electric by 2020?

Most electric currently offer a range of miles. That’s fine if just driving around but a few extra miles surely hurt. Renault says more could be on the way—and by the range of a subcompact electric like its Zoe could be as much as 250

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For many that’s perfectly fine. But it hurt to have more,

Renault says that could be on the way—and by 2020, the of a subcompact electric vehicle its Zoe could be as much as 250 miles.

heard such claims of course, despite electric car remaining fairly static the first serious production debuted a few years back. get little more from a car the cutting-edge BMW i3 than you will the Leaf. which debuted in

And it takes a car with a battery the Tesla Model S—60 kWh or 85 depending on the model—before you break the 200 and 300-mile barriers.

But speaking to Express . Renault’s head of advanced studies and materials, Bastien, thinks the industry is at 50 percent of the potential of current technology, and that further could see those 200-mile EVs.

That figure may still high to some, though worth noting that the economy tests used to vehicles often return numbers than equivalents in EPA Leaf achieves 120 miles on the cycle, and just 84 miles on a charge under EPA guidelines.

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It 180 miles or so would be a reasonable for subcompact and compact electric by the 2020 date—still a huge on today’s vehicles and almost a usable distance for many buyers.

Given Renault’s relationship Japanese firm Nissan, wholly likely that any in Renault’s electric vehicles also be shared with like the Nissan Leaf—and future electric projects.

comments come as Renault reveals it’s working on a hybrid subcompact for the European

Expected to debut in concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Renault’s goal for the car is combined of 2 liters per 100 km—or 117 mpg. says the car would be affordable some other plug-in and believes Renault’s work electric drivetrains will it develop hybrid powertrains

The new car will concentrate on reducing but won’t go as far as BMW-style carbon Renault says harms the of such a vehicle.

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