Early rumours suggested that the 5 would use the CMF-B platform currently underpinning the Renault Zoe. The Zoe makes use of a 50kWh battery pack enabling a maximum range of 245 miles, while recharging speed is capped at 50kW, and buyers have a choice of two electric motor options - one car with a 132bhp motor and one with 108bhp. However, we now know that the Renault 5 is likely to use the new CMF-BEV platform instead.
The current-generation Zoe is due to go out of production in 2024, when manufacturing at the firm's Flins factory north west of Paris will cease. As such, it’s likely that the 5 will be lined up as the Zoe’s replacement.
Faults and Technical chat for the Renault 5 EV
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The batteries for the small car will be manufactured by Envision AESC in Douai, not far from the Renault plant. As the French company announced in their EV-strategy presentation at the end of June, the affordable battery cells for the cheaper cars will also rely on NMC chemistry. Rumours from February that Renault was considering LFP cells for the Renault 5 have thus not been confirmed.