Renault e-Plein Air is ready to hit the beach in silence
Renault this week unveiled the e-Plein Air, an electric take on the automaker's doorless, open-top runabout.
The e-Plein Air is the creation of Renault Classic, Renault Design and Melun Rétro Passion, which sells parts and accessories for older vehicles.
The automaker didn't give out too many details, but it did say that the e-Plein Air borrows its EV underpinnings from the Renault Twizy two-seater.
Its 6.1-kWh battery only offers about 62 miles of range in the Twizy.
Since we're unsure how close the e-Plein Air comes to the Twizy's 992-pound curb weight, it's unclear if this concept will get better or worse mileage than the quadricycle.
Nevertheless, it's a sharp little thing.
While I can't imagine that Renault would actually craft a small-batch run of these diminutive beach-combing EVs, I suppose there's nothing stopping a Plein Air owner from going out, buying a Twizy and hacking together their own custom electric creation