The Renault 5 electric retrofit kit will go on sale in France in September 2023 while the kit for the Twingo will be made available at a later date.
The three retrofitted models will be on show at the Renault stand at the annual classic auto show, Rétromobile. Visitors will be able to learn more about the product and ask questions before they place their order for their own 4L electric retrofit kit at the stand of our partner R-FIT. The electric retrofit kit for the Renault 4 will also be on sale online on 1 February on rfitvintage.com from €11,900 (incl. VAT and installation).
Converting old vehicles to electric power extends their life span and means they no longer generate CO2 emissions, which is why they are particularly well suited to modern urban driving conditions, especially within low emissions zones.
Having passed the various certification tests at UTAC (the French car, motorcycle, and bicycle technical union), this conversion offers a level of safety that meets market standards.
The product is also eligible for national and regional subsidies in France (depending on income and region) and its cost of use and maintenance is reduced.
Once the vehicle has been retrofitted, the owner receives all the necessary certification and registration documents indicating the type of fuel as “Electricity” (EL) rather than gasoline (ES).
Technical data for the electric retrofit kit designed for the Renault 4:
- Original mechanical transmission system untouched
- Brushless synchronous engine
- Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery
- Weight distribution unchanged
- Driving range of approximately 80 km
- Full charge in 3 hours 30
- Electronic battery charge gauge
- Recharge via a 16A – 220 V domestic plug
- 105 V battery pack with capacity of 10.7 kWh
- 5 kWp/48 kWp engine
- Two-year guarantee