UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The idea of making a transformer car is far from new – there are enough experiments in the industry. Renault decided to show its vision of how to use the transformation to the maximum benefit and introduced the “sliding” concept of Morphoz.
His live premiere was to be held at the Geneva Motor Show, but the exhibition was canceled due to coronavirus.
The main feature of the electric “Morphosis” was a sliding body, which has two lengths. In the basic City mode, the wheelbase is 2,730 mm and the body length is 4,400 mm. With this configuration, a 40 kW battery module fits underground, providing a range of 400 km on a single charge with an electric motor power of 136 hp.
If you put Renault Morphoz in Travel mode, the transformer body will stretch in length to 4,800 mm, and the wheelbase will grow to 2,930 mm.
Thanks to this, additional space appears not only in the cabin, but also in the underground of the electric car – instead of a 40-kilowatt battery, a 90 kW module can be placed there.
Judging by the demo video, the battery is replaced automatically at a special site. Moreover, in the process of transformation, the shape of the optics, as well as body panels, also changes.
The power reserve with a large traction battery increases to 700 km, and the output increases to 218 hp.
The most interesting thing is that the built-in artificial intelligence is able to recognize the owner even when approaching the car, commands for transforming the body can be given with gestures, and the user’s smartphone is used instead of the key.
Accordingly, the philosophy of Renault Morphoz is not in sole use, but in the possibility of “sharing. For the prototype declared autopilot of the third level.
As for the technical part, the Morphoz concept is based on the promising CMF-EV platform, on which future Renault electric cars will be based.
The prototype does not have serial prospects, but individual stylistic and engineering solutions may find development in other models.
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