Renault’s First Electric Vehicle To Launch In India By 2022

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Renault to launch four cars in India by 2022 including one EV; the electric car likely to use CMF-A platform

French auto giant Renault is aiming to increase its market share in India. For that, the brand is emphasising on launching new products here and by 2022, it targets to introduce four cars in the domestic market that includes one EV. With this model, Renault aims to enter the country’s zero emission vehicle market that is currently dominated by Mahindra.

As we have already reported, Renault is preparing to launch a car every year in domestic market in order to increase its market share. The brand is now gearing up to roll out a seven-seater compact MPV, which is going to be the next model after Captur SUV. Speaking about the upcoming Renault EV for India, we can expect it to be an electric version of the successful Kwid hatchback.

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The India-spec Renault EV will be underpinned by CMF-A platform. Globally, the French auto major is readying 12 electrified models that include fully electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars. All these models will be positioned in various segments and the automaker is expected to use the new CMF-EV architecture for these models.

Interestingly, Kwid has already garnered pretty good success in the Indian market. In fact, this has been the bestselling model from the brand in domestic market that made India one of the top six markets for Renault. As we reported earlier, the company is aiming to introduce an electric version of the car in China, India too is very likely to receive the same model considering the popularity the regular Kwid has earned here.

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Considering the fact that India is thriving to adopt zero emission pure electric mobility by 2030, Renault EV could play crucial role for the brand to grow in this highly competitive market. Several other auto majors too are rushing to grab a sizeable chunk of the Indian EV market.