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At the end of 2007, Carlos Ghosn announced the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s “zero emission” objective, a new concept in sustainable mobility. The Alliance, a leader in electric power, aims to achieve zero emissions through two future solutions: electric vehicles in the medium-term and fuel-cell vehicles in the longer term.

Discover Z.E. Concept

Z.E. Concept: the full-electric concept car 

The Z.E. Concept is a precursor of Renault's electric vehicle. Fitted with a 70 kW electric motor, it limits energy consumption to the strict minimum. Its batteries ensure increased range and can be recharged through an adapted distribution network.  


The vehicle’s strong point is its optimized energy management (lighting, air conditioning, starter, etc.), which increases range and cuts down on waste. The car has also been designed to reduce consumption, with athermal paint, an insulated body and acid green windows that reduce variations in heat. This reduces air conditioning and heating needs.

Tomorrow's zero-emission solution: the fuel-cell vehicle 

Vehicles that emit water vapor only? Renault is working to make this dream a reality with fuel cells, which produce electricity by combining hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen.


Developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Scenic ZEV H2 is an electric prototype powered by a fuel cell. And another step towards the zero-emission vehicle!


Renault engineers raised Grand Scenic ground clearance by 60 mm to fit the Nissan-developed fuel cell, high-pressure hydrogen tank and lithium-ion battery. All the roominess and performance of the original vehicle has been preserved, which is a first for this kind of prototype.