AUTO NEWS – Renault EZ-FLEX all-electric van to enter real-world testing


Renault EZ-FLEX all-electric van to enter real-world testing

Following on from the EZ-PRO Idea revealed on the IAA Industrial Automobile Present in Hannover final yr, Renault has shown-off one other futuristic all-electric gentle industrial automobile referred to as the EZ-FLEX. Designed to deal with congested city supply driving, it contains a tight turning circle, an optimally-sized load bay compared to its footprint and easy, useful controls. 

Renault says the variety of transported items is anticipated to quadruple by 2050, whereas the variety of folks dwelling in city environments will rise to 60 per cent of the inhabitants by 2030. The EZ-FLEX is obtainable as an answer to the rapidity of contemporary city deliveries, accelerated lately as a result of development of on-line buying.

• 2018 Renault EZ-PRO Idea

The EZ-FLEX has a claimed all-electric vary of 100km (62 miles), making it appropriate to be used in low-emission environments. Renault insists this vary shall be satisfactory for an city supply automobile, a class of van which it claims covers solely round 30 miles a day on common. The load bay may even be configurable, permitting it to fulfill the completely different wants of every occupation that may use the van.

Renault plans to lend 12 examples of the EZ-FLEX to a variety of European companies, cities and municipalities, to check its efficiency below real-world working situations. The EZ-FLEX will enter its experimental analysis and improvement stage shortly, with Renault’s first associate for the programme as a consequence of be introduced in Could.

Every take a look at van shall be fitted with a variety of sensors, recording the van’s location, mileage, vary, velocity, supply frequency and cargo bay use. This knowledge, together with the drivers’ suggestions, will enable Renault’s engineers to higher perceive the EZ-FLEX’s use and tailor improvement targets extra precisely round its shortcomings. 

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AUTO NEWS – Renault EZ-FLEX all-electric van to enter real-world testing


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