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Kwid-based all-electric Renault K-ZE debuts in Paris

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At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Renault is showcasing the K-ZE, the Kwid-based electric car which we read about last year.

Its still in a concept form as we can see in the pictures, the narrow headlamps, the concept-ish grille, fog lamps, bumpers and so on. The car has generous blue accents to let the people know that you’re driving an earth friendly vehicle.

Renault says that the car is capable of 250 km range as per NEDC. As for the charging, the K-ZE is compatible with domestic plugs and public infrastructures as well. Equipment list includes rear parking sensors, rear view camera and a central screen with navigation and connected services. Not much information is available at the moment.

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“Groupe Renault was a pioneer and is the European leader in electric vehicles. We are introducing Renault K-ZE, an affordable, urban, SUV-inspired electric model combining the best of Groupe Renault: our leadership in EV, our expertise in affordable vehicles and in forging strong partnerships,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault.

Renault confirmed that the car will be first launched in China in 2019, as the country is the largest and fastest-growing market for electric vehicles. The K-ZE will be manufactured locally by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co, the Joint Venture with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan, created to develop and produce electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

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