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Renault Plans Family Car That Runs on Electricity and Hydrogen

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Renault SA’s Scenic Vision concept car

Renault SA’s Scenic Vision concept car

Source: Renault SA

Renault SA is developing a family-sized passenger car that will run on electricity for short drives and hydrogen for longer trips as part of the company’s push into fuel-cell technology.

Dubbed Scenic Vision, the vehicle will have a carbon footprint that’s 75% lower than a conventional EV because it uses mostly recycled materials, a smaller battery and renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen, Renault said Thursday. The company plans to put the hybrid powertrain into vehicles from around 2030, a spokesperson said.