Renault plans e-Kwid at below Rs 10L for India

Renault is planning to drive in an electric version of Kwid in India, which is likely to be priced under Rs 10 lakh. The French carmaker is working on a product offensive to launch five new cars and introduce changes in some of the existing models. The company has been desperately working out plans to add momentum and strength to its loss-making operations.

Venkatram Mamillapalle, CEO and MD of Renault in India, said the company has started work on plans for electric vehicles, though lack of adequate infrastructure to charge these vehicles remains a challenge.

“Some state governments are open, and willing to co-invest in (charging) infrastructure. And that’s fine with us, as we are willing to participate in putting up the ecosystem along with the state governments,” Mamillapalle told TOI, adding that “favourable discussions” have already been initiated with Telangana and Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh will be approached soon.

For Kwid electric, a version that is being launched in China (K-ZE) will be adopted in India too, though the car will make its way around 2022.

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