What is a circular economy? In a nutshell, it’s an economic system that focuses on eliminating waste and the continuous use of resources. The circular economy is also often referred to as circularity with systems looking at re-using, sharing, repairing, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling. It attempts to create a closed-loop which minimises resource inputs and waste creation, pollution and notably, carbon emissions.
Not that you’d call a car cute but the exception has to be the Renault e-Plain Air concept which is based on the original Renault 4L. It was built by Renault Classic, Renault Design and Melun Retro Passion for the 10th anniversary of the Renault 4L festival. It was on display at the international festival between 19 and 21 July turning heads every which way..
Europe’s high-margin van segment is about to get even more competitive as Renault shows off their light-commercial vehicle range. The French automaker hopes to build on their already impressive leadership within the highly contested market with a few new faces.
“Bumper cars,” my son asserted when seeing the picture. “No, first mile/last mile transport. Autonomous nogal,” I replied. Enter EZ-Pod, Renault’s electric vehicle concept designed to carry people from here to there. The first/last mile.
The 2019 Seoul Motor Show revealed the Renault Samsung Motors XM3 Inspire Concept and from the onset, it was clear that the XM3 had a lot in common with the Renault Arkana which debuted at the Moscow International Auto Salon in Russia last August.
The 2018 Paris Motor Show revealed some jaw dropping concept cars with the Renault EZ-ULTIMO one of the standouts. While this autonomous shuttle may be far from reality, it is a tantalising glimpse into the future of motoring and ride sharing.
The Geneva Motor Show has always been a melting pot of astounding concept vehicles. But when fans saw this specimen, they thought it was a left-over from a sci-fi photo shoot. The Renault EZ-GO concept is a robo-taxi that flies in the face of all the norms. (And it does bring to mind Doc Brown’s flying DeLorean.)
If you are the average South African, you will buy at least two ruinously expensive things in your life: a home; and a car. If you (like me) are the very average South African your car will be the more spacious of the two. This is where Renault steps in to ask: why do we insist on thinking of these two things as being separate? Why can your car not be a part of your home instead of being apart from your home? Re-introducing Renault’s concept car/office/lounge/atrium: the Symbioz.
In September 2016 Renault unveiled the Renault TREZOR, an all-electric supercar that is the embodiment of Renault’s “French design and easy life” ethos. Since then it has won acclaim for its daring looks and bold take on future driving needs. Most recently it was voted as the most beautiful concept car at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a highly prestigious automotive event which is hosted annually on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. This event is known as an event that attracts some of the most expensive and unique cars in the world, so it was a great honour to win for the best design in the prototype and concept category.
For now, the TREZOR is purely a concept vehicle, but Renault has made it very clear that it will inspire future design and functional elements in other Renault vehicles. Let’s take a better look at this exceptional concept car in the video below:
Do you believe in fairy tales? Well, Renault’s post owls have winged their way out into the wide world to call a group of talented youngsters to the place where magic happens. No, not Hogwarts. Renault Design, India.