The 160 kW synchronous electric motor is directly derived from the new Renault Megane E-Tech electric motor. It is manufactured by the factory in Cléon and no rare earths are used. In this way, it contributes to a responsible and sustainable ecosystem. The 40 kWh battery, which is recyclable and will be produced in France from 2024 at the Gigafactory ElectriCity, is twice as light and less bulky – and therefore cheaper – than an electric car battery of the same size. The capacity is equipped with a 16 kW fuel cell which facilitates long trips. For example, in 2030 onwards, when the hydrogen station network is expanded, long trips of up to 800 km, such as Paris-Marseille (750 km), can be covered under Scenic Vision without recharging and with less than 5 minutes of downtime for refueling hydrogen. to refuel. The energy on board, for example with the departure point in Paris and a 5 minute break to refuel with hydrogen in Lyon, is enough to cover the entire trip to Marseille.
Renault Scenic Vision uses a unique platform. It is a modified platform for all parts of the powertrain: engine, battery, fuel cell and hydrogen tank. The option to place the engine at the rear (and thus make the Scenic Vision rear-wheel drive) paved the way for a 2.5 kilogram hydrogen tank. The fuel cell is located at the rear under the floor, behind the battery.
Motor operation is simple and efficient. During daily commutes, the Scenic Vision drives like any other electric car and doesn’t use its fuel cell. But if you want to go on a long trip, the ‘route planner’ calculates the portion of the power taken over by the fuel cell, so that the battery is charged less and the user does not need to charge it during the trip. Once the driver arrives at their destination, they can charge the battery while the car is parked. In cold weather, the hydrogen powered ‘range extender’ ensures optimal operation and therefore greater driving range.
Hybrid drives, both electric and hydrogen powered, have all the advantages of an electric motor: smooth acceleration, quiet ride, no vibration. Hybrid and hydrogen technologies complete the electric circuit, with the advantages of shorter charging intervals and lower greenhouse gas emissions – ideal for long family trips. And because it’s powered by green hydrogen, this car fits perfectly with the Renault Group’s goal of decarbonizing mobility. In addition, the car only emits water. The benefits of the new platform and powertrain are countless. They allow for long trips with fast hydrogen refueling (approximately every three hours) and are an attractive alternative to cars with 100% electric drive.
Renault is exploring additional solutions to its electric range to meet all needs, especially on long trips. Hydrogen is one of the technological solutions to facilitate the use of electric vehicles. Renault has launched this initiative for light commercial vehicles with HYVIA, a joint venture of the Renault Group and Plug Power for hydrogen mobility. Renault is also investigating the possibility of applying the technology to passenger cars. Thanks to the use of green hydrogen, which is produced with renewable energy without CO2 emissions, users enjoy ease of use and a small CO2 footprint at the same time. Green hydrogen is produced sustainably and can be used as clean energy for many applications, including mobility. By the end of 2022, a 1 MW electrolyzer for green hydrogen production will be installed at the HYVIA plant in Flins.
95% of the building blocks of concept cars, including batteries, are recyclable. A new way of design that concerns not only the car itself, but also unexplored projects and technologies. On the outside, the materials used (steel, aluminum, glass and plastic) are all recyclable at the end of their life cycle. Everything inside has also been responsibly designed. For example, foam, textiles and chair stitching are made from one material and are made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic. They easily detach themselves from the structure. And because they are not pigmented, they are easier to recycle.
Renault Scenic Vision has been designed to respect the environment as much as possible and is easy to recycle at the end of its life.
The true embodiment of Renaulution and the harbinger of the new C-segment car from Renault, the Renault Scenic Vision is the result of a complex design concept and thoughtful aesthetic choices. Thus, the design looks forward to future Renault models. The exterior reveals the shape and style of the new family model that will be launched in 2024. The interior design is a study of Renault’s future interior. Its hybrid powertrains, both electric and hydrogen, reflect Renault’s commitment to finding solutions for all applications and realizing a vision that goes beyond 2030.
At 4.49 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 1.59 meters high, the Renault Scenic Vision is a family car with dimensions comparable to the C-segment model. The design language is modern and sustainable and definitely has its own identity. The Renault Scenic Vision offers a fusion of technology and futuristic style, with environment, safety and inclusion at the heart of its design.