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Renault Plans Bigger Electric Car to Rival Tesla and VW

  • New larger model could be built on common platform with Nissan
  • French carmaker plans to offer electric models in all segments
The Renault SA City K-ZE electric sport utility vehicle (SUV).
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Renault SA is rushing to keep up with rivals to tap growing demand for electric cars in Europe with new models -- possibly with the help of Nissan Motor Co.

The French carmaker is mulling a new all-electric car, bigger than its best-selling Zoe, that could compete with the likes of Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 and Volkswagen AG’s ID.3. The car may be produced on a common platform with Nissan and third alliance partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to Emmanuel Bouvier, commercial director of Renault’s electric car business.