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Renault adds to electric car range with sportier model-Megane eVision

28th October 2020
"The company already makes a small electric car known as Zoe."

French carmaker Renault unveiled on Thursday a new electric car concept with a larger, sportier design, as it bets on medium-size family vehicles to try to turn itself around.

Under new Chief Executive Luca de Meo, the loss-making company aims to narrow its focus on its most profitable models and edge up prices, as well as make a big push on electric vehicles.

The company’s latest show car dubbed the “Megane eVision”, incorporates SUV-style large wheels, but with a more compact design. Renault said it would be a pillar of the “compact” car category, which it wants to expand on and is more profitable than smaller cars.

A whole new generation of innovation-packed electric vehicles is to come,” De Meo said in a statement, ahead of a presentation of the model.

Renault was already struggling with faltering sales before the COVID-19 pandemic and is simultaneously trying to reboot a strained relationship with Japanese partner Nissan.

The new electric car would be the first built on the CMF-EV platform or vehicle architecture, developed jointly by Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.

The definitive model for production will be unveiled in 2021, Renault added. The company already makes a small electric car known as Zoe.

Sources had previously told that De Meo - who arrived in July and is due to present his strategy in January - was keen to build on Renault’s popular Megane range.

Source:reuters


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Renault's Electric Cars Showcase in Geneva Motor Show 2020

22nd October 2020
"Renault will present a 100% electrified stand during the press days with a full range of 8 vehicles, including the world premiere of the New Twingo Z.E."

Renault will unveil its MORPHOZ electric concept car, illustrating its vision of tomorrow's mobility. This vehicle offers a personalized adaptation to the needs, desires, and uses of each person to expand all limits. It heralds a new family of Renault electric models that will arrive in the coming years.  

Renault will present a 100% electrified stand during the press days with a full range of 8 vehicles, including the world premiere of the New Twingo Z.E. As a pioneer in electric vehicles, Renault capitalizes on its expertise and continues to electrify its range through an innovative and exclusive hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain offering named E-TECH on three of its flagship models: Clio, Captur and Mégane Estate. New Renault Mégane Estate E-TECH Plug-in will be presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2020.

To respond to the diversity of expectations, including those of professionals, the Kangoo Z.E. Concept will make a major comeback. An urban and electric show car, it announces the renewal of the Renault Kangoo range in 2020.

Dacia’s electric revolution with the most accessible 100% electric city car on the market

Dacia opens a new chapter and begins its electric revolution. True to its history as an “automotive gamechanger”, Dacia is entering the electric market and will present a 100% electric showcar. A revolution that capitalizes on Group Renault's more than 10 years of expertise in electric mobility.

As the only carmaker to offer a bi-fuel petrol and LPG range, named ECO-G, across its entire passenger car range, Dacia will present its new Tce 100 ECO-G engine. To mark the brand's 15th anniversary in Europe, Dacia will also present a limited Anniversary.

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Bookings open for "thee GO e8" , electric city car.

28th October 2020
"thee GO e8 electric city car price in Nepal"

Taking a step forward towards the evolution of EVs in Nepal, thee GO has started accepting bookings of its electric city car "thee GO e8"

thee GO e8 sports a modern and fresh design that immediately grabs attention and gives a longlasting impact. It is a modern, edgy and young car for the environment-friendly Nepali customers. thee GO e8 is an amalgamation of futuristic design and advanced technology which will contribute to reducing carbon footprints. 

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thee GO e8 exterior

thee GO e8 with its modern and edgy design is surely a head-turner. e8 comes with large headlamps for better illumination in the night and stylish LED lamps for day time running. It comes with stylish dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels and sharp creases across the body panels which lends an edgy, sporty & modern look. High raised bonnet gives e8 a bolder attitude and driving confidence. e8 comes with front fog lamps for clear illumination in tough weather conditions, which is first in the segment feature. Front bumpers sport a wide center air-dam and air ducts on either side which gives it a wider stance. At the rear, it has a muscular-looking bumper as well as LED taillights.

thee GO e8 Interiors

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Step inside the e8 and be wowed by the modern, intelligent & tastefully crafted interiors. The placement of all controls, including the 7" touchscreen infotainment unit, is intuitive and easy to use. The use of digital instrument cluster, enhanced haptics, and premium materials give one a feeling of being in a premium environment from the future. Automatic transmission along with the option of Sports and ECO drive modes makes the driving experience effortless and pleasurable. The automatic gear is perfect for city commutes, you don’t have to change gears frequently and there is no risk of the car stalling at low speeds. Porsche inspired automatic transmission gear lever adds to the premium interior ambiance. The reverse camera helps to alleviate the rear blind spot and avoid collisions while reversing.

The Flat Bottom Steering wheel and comfortable leg-room/ Headroom makes entry and exit very comfortable. It has 18 intelligently designed storage spaces that provide ample space for storing your knick-knacks and essential objects while on the move. It, of course, comes with the standard features like Power Windows, Power Steering, Adjustable Headrest, Safety Belts, Air Conditioning, USB Charger, Cigarette Lighter, Electric ORVM with Side Indicator, etc. Overall, it has a practical interior with a host of features that rival its more expensive competition.

Technology and performance

  • With a Lithium-Ion phosphate battery of 15.2 kWh, thee GO e8 can give a driving range of up to 150 Kms under normal operating conditions (NEDC 200 km).
  • thee Go e8 is powered by a 3 phase asynchronous motor which produces an impressive 180 Nm of torque and 15kW of maximum power.
  • The car comes with a 3kW charger and can be charged at home/ office conveniently.
  • thee GO e8 comes with a "Hill Assist" feature which prevents rolling back on slopes.
  • thee GO e8 utilizes a regenerative braking system to increase mileage per charge by converting the kinetic energy during braking into electrical potential energy.
  • The cost of electricity for running thee GO e8 is only Rs. 1.11 per km* under the normal driving condition.


Commenting at the event, thee GO CEO, Mr. Hemant Puranik said, "Today is when we start writing a new chapter in the Nepal Auto Industry. thee GO e8 aims at reinventing and resetting the rules for the Nepal Auto Industry by providing the option of traveling in the comfort a car but with running cost less than a bike". He further mentioned that "The future of efficient, green, sustainable mobility solutions needs to translate into reality and we are delighted that we have taken one more step towards the same by opening bookings of another electric Car thee GO e8. We genuinely feel that if someone is looking for a new car, he or she can consider buying thee Go e8 and enjoy benefits of driving an electric car and help the nation to grow by using domestically generated hydro energy.

Despite a steep rise in duties on EVs, thee GO has launched e8 at an attractive price and it is the most affordable electric hatch as of the date in Nepal. To know more about thee GO or to book a test drive, please call on 9801882404 or 9801882409. Alternatively, customers can visit www.thee-go.com and follow social handles:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheeGo.NP
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/theego.np/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/NepalEV_
*If we compare per km electricity cost and per km petrol cost. 

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