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Electric Car Surprise Renault e-Plein Air Open-Top

by: Joris Zuid
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It's always nice to see an automaker giving an old car a breath of 21st-century air, for the 10th anniversary of 4L International, a festival dedicated to Renault's first front-wheel-drive family car, the French OEM borrowed from its current stable to create a very interesting one-off.

Renault e-Plein unveiled

Renault this week unveiled the e-Plein Air, an electric take on the automaker's doorless, open-top runabout. The e-Plein Air is the creation of Renault Classic, Renault Design, and Melun Rétro Passion, which sells parts and accessories for older vehicles. The result is something that looks just as beach-ready as the day it debuted.

What about the ‘birth’ of the Renault 4?
As the third bestselling model in automobile history (it sits behind the Volkswagen beetle and ford model T to take that honour) and the bestselling French car across the world with sales in excess of eight million units in more than 100 countries, the Renault 4 has become a style icon. the Renault 4, invented in 1956 by Pierre Dreyfuss, who wanted to produce a versatile, inexpensive car with a worldwide calling which could match the changes in society that were being observed as the 1960s approached. he launched the notion of a ‘blue jeans’ car.

Renault e-Plein Air detail
The automaker didn't give out too many details, but it did say that the e-Plein Air borrows its EV underpinnings from the Renault Twizy two-seater. Its 6.1-kWh battery only offers about 62 miles (100 km) of range in the Twizy. Since we're unsure how close the e-Plein Air comes to the Twizy's 992-pound (496 kg) curb weight, it's unclear if this concept will get better or worse mileage than the quadricycle.


                                                             Renault 4 e-Plein air 4L electric vehicle


Nevertheless, it's a sharp little retro thing. The exterior isn't the same as the normal Plein Air variant of 4L; there's some new livery along with the lower body panels, and there's a much more modern grille upfront. The interior gets a new set of seats, a cute little picnic basket in the back, and a digital display that lets the driver monitor not only speed but battery capacity, too. 

What was the first electric vehicle from Renault?
The Renault Zoe (sometimes stylized as ZOE and pronounced as "Zoé") is a five-door supermini electric car produced by the French manufacturer Renault. Renault originally unveiled, under the Zoe name, a number of different concept cars. Initially in 2005 as the Zoe City Car and later as the Zoe Z.E. electric concept was shown in two different versions in 2009 and 2010 under the Renault Z.E. name. A production ready version of the Zoe was shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Retail customer deliveries began in France in December 2012, followed in 2013 by several European countries. Since 2013 the Zoe has been the all-time top selling all-electric car in the French market

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Renault e-Plein Air detail backside

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Renault does not give away a lot of information about the retro built according to its classic predecessor. With the R4 e-Plein Air, Renault is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the ‘4L International’ event, where hundreds of Renault 4 owners visit each other every year. As the name of the e-Plein Air suggests, the engine is entirely electric. It is the power unit from the Renault Twizy. The Renault 4 e-Plein Air is therefore not very fast, but that is not necessary either. It is the perfect car to drive from your mega yacht to the bakery on a warm morning for a few fresh baguettes and croissants.

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