Renault Kwid’s electric avatar has finally been unveiled. While we don’t have it for the Indian market, the car is expected to make its debut here this year. The Kwid has been launched as Kwid E-Tech in Brazil. The electric vehicle has been launched at a price of 142,990 (roughly Rs 23.2 lakh). We hope this steep price tag does not come along with the units sold in India.
Renault Kwid E-Tech looks a lot like the ICE variant with an almost identical silhouette. We’ve also seen the same design language in the Dacia Spring EV which is also an electric car based on the ICE variant of the car. The most striking difference is the front grill which is completely sealed. The car was first revealed with this design at the Auto Show 2020 under the codename K-ZE.
In terms of safety, the equipment list is pretty impressive. The car gets a tyre pressure monitoring system six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and hill-start aid.
The Renault Kwid E-Tech interiors are also pretty similar to the ICE version of the car. However, there are a few distinguishing factors as well, such as a multi-information display (MID). It has been updated to look more crisp and colourful. The Kwid E-Tech continues to get a digital cluster. The steering wheel with its four spokes. The infotainment system is a 7-inch display unit.
The Kwid E-Tech gets a 26.8 kWh battery. Renault claims a driving range of 298 km in city traffic and 265 km with mixed usage. According to Renault, to get a 190 km range, the user will have to charge the car for 9 hours using a normal domestic outlet. In terms of power, it can generate 65 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 50 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
Renault Kwid looks a lot like the ICE version with an almost identical silhouette and features. The most striking difference is the front grill which is completely sealed. Renault Kwid E-Tech gets a 26.8 kWh battery and can generate 65 horsepower, but has to be charged for 9 hours using a