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Renault has unveiled the Scenic Vision, an innovative concept car that is ninety-five percent recyclable. The concept car is powered by a one-of-a-kind hybrid – electric and hydrogen – propulsion system. It has a new-generation motor, a smaller battery and a fuel cell running on green hydrogen.

As a hybrid, utilising both electric and hydrogen power, it requires fewer and shorter stops.

It has an all-new platform that is currently in the prototyping phase at Renault Group’s innovation labs. The platform is purpose-designed to fit all the components: the electric motor, hydrogen engine, battery, fuel cell and hydrogen tank.

The engine is at the rear, so there is enough space for the 2.5 kg hydrogen tank at the front; the fuel cell is under the floor, at the back of the platform, behind the battery.

Its carbon footprint, including the battery, is much smaller, being 75 per cent lower than that of a conventional electric car and being a zero-emission car (in production and in use).

Renault says its futuristic exterior design provides a preview of an all-electric model that will be unveiled in 2024.

In a press statement, the company says: ‘Renault Scenic Vision is showing the way with unprecedented rates: more than 70 per cent of its total mass is renewable and recyclable materials, and 95 per cent of the materials in its design – including the battery – are reusable, recoverable and/or recyclable*. This is a virtuous circle for the environment and for Renault Group. Component and battery dismantling and recycling activities at the Flins Re-Factory will generate over €1 billion in revenue in 2030’.

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The Renault Group and its brands aim to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and worldwide by 2050. The company aiming for an entirely electric range by 2030.

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