Renault DeZir: Electric sports car unveiled

 

By Posted 8 Jul 2010, 17:21

Renault has announced to the world a new concept car that is set debut at this year’s Paris motor show on October the 2nd. Called the DeZir the electric two- seater sports car is powered by a motor that produces 150hp, and will go from stationary to 100kph in five seconds. The top speed is claimed to be 180kph.

Rik Myslewski of The Register.co.uk is reporting that people lucky enough to have a 400v three-phase electricity supply the car will charge to 80% in just twenty minutes, for the rest of us it will take eight hours to charge using a normal household plug, and fully charged will have a range of 160km.

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The DeZir is a mid-engine vehicle, with the body made from Kevlar. The doors are the lovely looking Gull wing style, and seating is via a two-person bench seat instead of the more traditional bucket-style seats found in a lot of sports cars.

The car certainly looks impressive but we will have to see if it ever makes it to production, the Paris motor show could provide more answers.