Renault Group’s electric vehicle (EV) unit, Ampere, took the wraps off the next-generation Twingo electric city car in a concept showcase during the Ampere Capital Markets Day.

Set to make its official debut in 2026, the Renault Twingo A-segment hatchback is poised to become the brand’s most budget-friendly electric car, boasting a targeted price tag below 20,000 euros ($21,700) and a monthly cost as low as 100 euros ($108).

Highlighting its efficiency, the upcoming Twingo EV aims for an impressive energy consumption rate of 10 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometers, equivalent to 160.9 watt-hours per mile. If achieved, this figure would position the future Twingo as 50 percent more efficient than current small EV counterparts.

While specific technical details remain undisclosed, it’s anticipated that the next-gen Twingo will ride on the CMF-BEV platform, recently rebranded as AmpR Small. This architecture is a common thread shared with the upcoming Renault 5 and Renault 4 electric subcompacts, slated to hit the market in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Renault Group and Ampere’s CEO, Luca de Meo, underlined the Twingo’s strategic positioning as the automaker’s swift and cost-effective response to Chinese competitors. The ambitious development timeline of just two years aims to showcase Renault’s ability to match the pace set by Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

As excitement builds around the next-generation Twingo, Renault enthusiasts will be eagerly awaiting its launch. However, as of now, the timing of its introduction to the Indian market remains unknown.

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