The Renault 5 E-Tech electric review

Fun, iconic, innovative and in tune with modern times, the Renault 5 is back, reinvented to bring some sparkle to the world of compact electric vehicles.

The original Renault 5 sold over 5.5 million units across five continents from 1972 to 1985. Always ahead of its time, it was the first car to achieve fuel consumption below the symbolic 5 litres/100km at 90km/h and was even available in an electric version as far back as 1974.

It was visionary to the end, marking the beginnings of eco-design with a roof made from bonded natural fibres, unrivalled interior space and innovative style.

Renault 5

Coming 2025

The Renault 5 E-Tech electric, faithful to the 2021 concept car, harks back to this glorious past while building on the enduring love-affair it shared with many. Yet it is also the epitome of modernity, from its all-electric AmpR small car platform through to its agile handling and cool, new technology. That includes Reno, the avatar who is ready to partner you on every journey, and a unique charging indicator on the bonnet.

The Renault 5 E-Tech electric is planned to arrive in the UK in Q1 2025, with specification and prices to be announced in due course.

Customers keen to be among the first behind the wheel can purchase an R-Pass, for £150, to place their order 10 days earlier than everyone else.


Key points to note

  • Faithful to the 2021 concept car, the Renault 5 E-Tech electric brings a welcome sparkle to the world of EVs
  • The first to use a new AmpR Small chassis optimised for small EVs
  • Renault 5 E-Tech electric will be the first vehicle in the range with V2G and V2L functionality
  • Modern lighting signature with cheeky welcome and goodbye sequences
  • Eye-catching colour options include Pop Yellow and Pop Green
  • Three trim levels available at launch: Evolution, Techno and range topping Iconic Five
  • R-Pass available to purchase now, providing customers the opportunity to be among the first to take delivery