Renault is celebrating the 10th anniversary of 4L International by unveiling a modern take on the Plein Air. Dubbed the e-Plein Air, the concept is a result of a collaboration between Renault Classic and Renault Design. Melun R�tro Passion, which specializes in parts for classic French vehicles from Alpine, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault, was also involved in the project.
Renault didn�t say much about the model, but noted it has a modernized design and an electric powertrain sourced from the Twizy. While the automaker was coy on specifics, we can see the concept a retro-inspired design that closely echoes the original.
Despite this, the e-Plein Air has been equipped with a fully enclosed grille that appears to be constructed out of white plastic. The model also has two-tone seats and a modified rear passenger compartment which appears house a battery or electric motor. Regardless of what�s underneath, the rear end is fitted with a wicker basket that is held in place by two leather straps.
Although we do don�t know the exact specs, the Twizy is available with two powetrain options. The Twizy 45 features a 6.1 kWh battery that sends power to an electric motor that develops 5 hp and 33 Nm of torque. It enables the model to travel approximately 100 km/h on a single charge and hit a limited top speed of 45 km/h.
The mainstream Twizy uses a more powerful electric motor that develops 17 hp and 57 Nm of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the EV can hit a top speed of 80 km/h.