Renault turned the Scenic minivan into an electric crossover: instead of a gasoline engine, a powerful electric motor with a tank filled with hydrogen was installed in it. According to the company, the hydrogen fuel cell will charge the car during the trip.
The new Scenic Vision concept will inherit a 215-horsepower electric motor from the Megane E-Tech electric car and a 40 kWh battery. Under the bottom of the car will be a 16 kW hydrogen fuel cell, which should charge the battery during the trip. According to Renault, thanks to this, it was possible to install a battery in a car twice as easy, while maintaining the desired range.
The Scenic Vision will weigh 1,700 kg, be almost 4.5 m long, 1.9 m wide and 1.59 m high. Thus, the model will be larger and heavier than the Megan E-Tech. The wheelbase will also be increased by 150 mm.
Renault is betting on sustainability with this model: the car is made from over 70% recycled materials and 95% is recyclable at the end of its life. Also, company representatives emphasize that its carbon footprint is 75% less than that of other electric cars. The car’s fuel tank is made from hydrocarbon fiber obtained from recycled paper, and the interior is upholstered in recycled polyester material.
The serial version of the new Scenic Vision should appear in 2024. It will likely be built on the same CMF-EV platform that powers the Megan E-Tech and Nissan Ariya.