Renault Unveils Slick, ‘Scenic Vision’ Concept Car Powered By Hydrogen
By Alexa Heah, 23 May 2022
At the recent ChangeNOW summit, Renault unveiled its battery-powered Scenic Vision concept car, with plans to release the model as an electric vehicle in 2024 and fit it with a hydrogen power source by 2030.
Calling the project a “concept care-car,” the automaker says it is setting out to create a vehicle that cares for both its occupants and the environment, by using eco-friendly manufacturing practices and management of the full life cycle of the car and its materials that aims to “preserve all forms of life.”
Impressively, the Scenic Vision will be made using over 70% of recycled materials and will be 95% recyclable. And by incorporating hydrogen power, the company says the car will combine “clean mobility with fast charging speeds,” resulting in a zero-emission vehicle with a carbon footprint that’s 75% smaller than the typical electric vehicle.
Renault has also taken care to build the car out for long drives by merging an electric engine with the hydrogen fuel cell, which will mean one can drive from Paris to Marseille (750 km or 466 miles) with a downtime of just a few minutes.
To keep in line with sustainability goals, the manufacturer posited that the vehicle could possibly be made in the ElectriCity hub, which will use carbon-neutral plants equipped with carbon-free batteries. The facility is expected to be ready in 2025.
“The Renault Scenic Vision concept car embodies Renault’s efforts to transform into a greener, more tech-oriented company focused on data, energy, and services,” says Cléa Martinet, Director of Sustainable Development.
“It is a response to matters such as climate change, the preservation of resources, the safety and health of users, and accessibility. With zero emissions in production and when being driven, the concept car explores an alternative to all-electric vehicles,” she adds.
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