This is the second such concept from Renault. A year ago, the company introduced the Hippie Caviar Hotel based on the larger e-Trafic van. The French called that concept a five-star room on wheels: the car was equipped with a two-meter folding bed, a rooftop terrace with chairs and a coffee table, and the delivery of auxiliary devices (for example, a charging station or a dry closet) had to be carried out using a drone.
It is too early for such a capmer to enter the series (even the serial Trafic e-Tech has not yet been presented), but the Hippie Caviar Motel has much more transparent prospects. After all, Renault Kangoo e-Tech, taken as a basis, has been on sale in Europe for several months (though only in an all-metal version).
The concept at the same time gives an idea of the appearance of the electric passenger Kangoo. The “heel” differs from the commercial version with body-colored bumpers, larger alloy wheels and other patterns of LED optics.
Strictly speaking, this is not a premiere yet: the car will be completely declassified only on September 19 at the IAA Transportation trade show in Hannover. But some details are already known.
So, Hippie Caviar Motel will be equipped with ski racks, and several additional compartments for storing sports equipment will appear in the cabin. The car also has a panoramic roof and a rollaway bed (though not as spacious as last year’s “hotel”). The French report that for the sake of the environment, wall shelves and flooring are made from recycled tires and cork.
Renault Hippie Caviar Hotel Concept
The power plant remained unchanged. The front axle is fitted with an electric traction motor that develops 90 kW (122 hp) and 245 Nm of torque. A 45 kWh battery provides the campervan with 285 km of autonomous travel (15 less than the standard Kangoo e-Tech), and replenishing the range of 170 km with an 80-kilowatt charge can be done in half an hour.