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Renault e-Plein Air is ready to hit the beach in silence

It borrows its EV bits from the Renault Twizy quadricycle.

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Andrew Krok
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Renault this week unveiled the e-Plein Air, an electric take on the automaker's doorless, open-top runabout.     

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The e-Plein Air is the creation of Renault Classic, Renault Design and Melun Rétro Passion, which sells parts and accessories for older vehicles.     

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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.     

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Its 6.1-kWh battery only offers about 62 miles of range in the Twizy.    

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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.

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Nevertheless, it's a sharp little thing.     

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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    

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