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Renault reveals 10% smaller electric drivetrain

Designed in-house and built at the Cléon factory, the synchronous motor produces the same 88bhp as the unit in the ZOE, but integrating components, moving to air cooling and not using external cables has enabled Renault to reduce the size of the entire unit.

The junction box and Chameleon charger are contained within the Power Electronic Controller, in itself 25% smaller than current systems, while improved electronic management and a redesigned inverter improves charging speed and efficiency.

Renault says the EOLAB-sourced technology will appear in a production car during 2015.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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