The new DeZir concept features a new front-end design that previews the new front-end identity of the next Renault models. DeZir marks the dawn of a series of cars that will be the foundation for the design and style
of future cars. It is an expression of the company’s vision—simple, sensuous and warm. It is environmentally-friendly because it is 100% powered by electricity.
Its front end exhibits a full-width air-intake and the chrome finish of the diamond contrasts of the grille both honor the Renault logo. The lightness of the interior is inspired from a romantic encounter, thus, a splash of white leather calmed with red lacquered accessories. A dashboard, which uses graphics similar to video games, allows the driver to see the real-time signal of the energy supply.
DeZir is powered by an electric motor mounted in a mid-rear position to optimize weight distribution over the front and rear wheels. The vertically-mounted 24kW/h lithium-ion battery is located behind the benchseat and provides the car with a range of 160km. The new concept can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in five seconds, and from 0 to 50 km/h (31 mph) in just two seconds.
Regarding the charging times, Renault says that the car can be fully charged using a conventional household plug in eight hours or in 20 minutes (only 80% of the battery is charged) using a 400V three-phase current. Also, you can easily exchange the battery thanks to Renault's Quick Drop technology.
DeZir's energy efficiency package also includes the recovery of deceleration energy system, which is based on the same principle as the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) seen in Formula 1. This means that when the car decelerates, the kinetic energy is recovered and stored in theÂ¬â€ battery and the driver can use this energy for a temporary power boost at the moment he chooses.
The body is made from Kevlar®, thus minimizing the weight. A double wishbone arrangement is observed in the suspension, providing a high standard precision in handling. The full underbody fairing and a rear diffuser improve the aerodynamics of DeZir.