• Jun 19th 2009 at 10:59AM
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Kangoo be bop Z.E. - Click above for high-res image gallery

This September's Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to three new electric vehicles from Renault, including a concept that previews an all new model. The concept is expected to be based on the same dedicated platform spawned by Renault's alliance with Nissan, due to underpin its new EV due to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show and go on sale in 2010. Renault development chief Christian Steyer told AutoCar that the EVs will benefit from distinctive styling to set them apart from the rest of the automaker's lineup.

In addition to the Trio of EVs, Renault will apparently be showing off both fast charging technology and battery swapping equipment, along with electric conversions of the Megane and Kangoo. The Megane will be the first EV to go on sale in Israel under the Renault-Nissan partnership with Better Place.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it! When can we buy it in the U.S.?

      Has anyone taken seriously the safety issue of the car's being so quiet? Pedestrians and bicyclists count on being able to hear approaching cars.This seems very fixable to me, but why is no one talking about this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's cute but what kind of excuses will a guy need to make if he's seen in public driving his new be bop?
        • 6 Years Ago
        He is just picking up his boyfriend at the Whole Foods?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey come on it was a joke! ok a bad joke, but it was a joke. People can drive whatever they want.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Versus the douches who run around in big powerful cars because their members are too small?

        Quite possibly this car will be driven by people who aren't insecure about what they drive...just possibly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I also find it kinda funny it's named after an American style of music.