Renault Twizy Zoe Fluenz and Kangoo electric cars due in 2011 CNET UK

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RENAULT Twizy Electric Cars

Renault Twizy, Zoe, and Kangoo electric cars due in

Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos shocked the world last when he said. we must zero-emission vehicles. Nothing will prevent the world exploding. Holy carp! his company has now unveiled four ’em) electric car concepts due for in 2011 — just in to save us all, if rather too for the French manufacturer’s battered .

The first of these is the Twizy Z.E an ultra-compact 1+1 city car that’s slightly larger than a It measures 2.3m long by wide and should run rings most city cars to its 3m turning circle, top speed of and acceleration comparable to that of a motorbike.

Next, there’s the compact, Zoe Z.E Concept — a more (if you can call it that) city Due for release in 2012, it’ll roof-mounted solar panels and bumpers to protect its funky innards. Impressively, Renault has a deal with French firm L’Oreal to enhance the active climate system.

It will, we’re told, ‘hydrating’, ‘detox’ and ‘active into the cabin, in order to energise and, er, moisten the Zoe occupants.

The third of Renault’s cars is the Fluenz Z.E Concept. is a larger, more conventional-looking car, designed to offer occupants comfort and space. Its trick is its use of Samsung Jet phones as a control system. Drivers use a Jet to and close the car, to start the as well as to make hands-free

A second Jet phone, mounted in the between the two rear seats, is to play sound and video on mounted in the headrest of the front

Last but not least, Renault the Kangoo Z.E Concept, a leisure vehicle — or van — on the existing petrol-powered Kangoo.

RENAULT Twizy Electric Cars

is being tight-lipped about the for these vehicles, but we’re the Zoe, Fluenz and Kangoo have a driving range of 100 miles and a top speed of around All three will use lithium-ion and come with a choice of methods. A standard charge via a 10A or 16A household plug will between 4 and 8 hours, while mode, via a 400V, 32A or 63A triple-phase will take just 20 — although infrastructure for charging stations is not yet readily

The third and most interesting method is Quickdrop. To make use of drivers must locate a charge spot, remove near-exhausted battery, and swap it for fully charged battery in a that’s said to take 3 minutes. This scheme is in its but Renault is collaborating with vehicle services provider Place to create a regional of charge spots in the near

We’re understandably very by all four vehicles, but several remain: can Renault really all four by 2011? How much it tone down their Will petrol cars make the world explode?

Carlos, when?!

Hopefully, have the answers to these and more very soon, but in the head over to our photo for more pictures and info.

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