What’s The “EV Surprise” Renault’s Promising For Geneva Motor Show?

Renault will reportedly be unveiling an “EV surprise” on March 7th, at the upcoming 87th Geneva International Motor Show, going by a new press release from the French auto giant.

What will it be? Has the company decided to announce that those leasing Renault Zoe battery packs will now be able to purchase them? Will it be the announcement of another concept car (like the Trezor)?

Or, as posited by Push EVs, will the company finally be releasing the Renault Twingo ZE?

We don’t have much to go on at this point, so anybody’s guess is as good as anybody else’s. What do you think?

Here are the exact words used in the press release: “Renault press conference at 12:15 pm, Tuesday, March 7, presented by Thierry Koskas (EVP, Sales and Marketing, Groupe Renault) and Gilles Normand (SVP, Electric Vehicles). … Renault, Europe’s number one electric vehicle brand, takes the wraps off an EV surprise.”

Push EVs provides more:

“Now that the Smart ForFour Electric Drive’s arrival it’s just two months away, it’s the best time for its brother, the Renault Twingo ZE, to be finally introduced. It’s now or never.”

“The Renault Twingo ZE has been promised by Renault since 2014, but time after time it was postponed by Renault saying that consumers didn’t want electric cars. Now the Zeitgeist has changed and Renault is proud to present itself as ‘Europe’s number one electric vehicle brand’.”

“I just hope that Renault doesn’t ruin this ‘surprise’ with an autonomous concept sports electric car like the TREZOR, or a PHEV like the EOLAB.”

That would indeed be a letdown — the world has more than enough fancy concept cars that will never be built, electric or otherwise (they’re all zero emissions in the end).

Renault Trezor

Renault EOLAB

Renault Eolab

Whatever the surprise is, we don’t have to wait too long to find out, the reveal date is now approximately one week out.


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