The all-new 100% electric Renault Scenic E-Tech is designed as a family EV, with an increasing awareness of sustainability. Fully electric and brimming with useful and intuitive technology, the fifth generation Scenic embodies the Renault Group’s aims as a next-generation automotive manufacturer. Set to be designed at Renault’s Douai ElectricCity factory, it can be specified with an all-electric powertrain that features a compact 87kWh battery and a 160kW (220hp) motor, capable of delivering a 379-mile range (pending WLTP certification). The 2.78m wheelbase ensures a spacious cabin, including a 278mm knee radius at the back and a 545-litre boot. Its pioneering Solarbay opacifying glass roof and ingenious rear armrest are just some of the comfort-enhancing touches.
Renault is aiming for carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and worldwide by 2050. As a result, up to 24% of the Scenic E-Tech electric’s materials are recycled and 90% of its mass – including the battery – is recyclable. The marque claims that there are no rare earths in the electronics, battery, and motor of the new vehicle. The environmental credentials don’t end there with the dashboard structure integrating up to 80 percent recycled material, the cockpit includes 26 percent recycled materials, the carpets are made from 97 percent recycled plastic bottles, headlining made from 99.5 percent recycled plastic bottles – and not a strip of leather to be found.
The Scenic E-Tech electric’s architecture is unique too, featuring a fully flat floor, large 19- or 20-inch wheels, a long wheelbase, and a Solarbay opacifying panoramic roof, creating an adaptable space perfect for modern families, and measures 4.47m long, 1.86m wide, and 1.57m high. At the front, air curtains under the daytime running lights optimise the air flow around the vehicle, while the sculpted rear dispels drag with a character-defining line on either side of the bumper. The lightweight, 20-inch wheels feature a design that reduces air inlet space, thereby enhancing aerodynamics further. The door handles of the all-new Scenic E-Tech electric are flush with the body, adding a modern aesthetic while smoothing air flow.
Six appealing body colours will be available: Flame Red, Midnight Blue, Diamond Black, Shadow Grey Glossy, matte Shadow Grey (exclusive to the esprit Alpine trim) and Pearl White. Depending on the trim, the roof and door pillars can be finished in contrasting Diamond Black or Shadow Grey.