60th anniversary of Renault 4 celebrated with flying Renault AIR4 drone

The iconic Renault 4 celebrates its 60th anniversary. Renault has created a unique flying anniversary edition of the automobile to commemorate the occasion. The Renault AIR4 eVTOL is completely electric and has a cruising speed of 93 km/h. The greatest altitude of the flight is about 700 meters. Renault intends to do flying demonstrations in cities all over the globe, including New York and Miami.

60th anniversary of Renault 4 celebrated with flying Renault AIR4 drone

Renault 4 – R4 for short – was an automobile manufactured by the French automaker Renault between 1961 and 1994. The front-wheel-drive automobile was Renault’s response to Citroen’s then-wildly popular 2cv. More than 8 million copies were sold in over 100 worldwide. The Renault 4 was also known as the 4L in , which is pronounced by the French as ‘Quatrelle’ or ‘Quatre ailes,’ which means ‘four wings.’

Nobody could have predicted that the term “four wings” would take on a new meaning in 2021. Renault developed the concept of a flying Renault 4 in partnership with the design firm The Arsenale. This resulted in the Renault AIR4, an electrically driven that can carry two passengers.

The carbon-fiber flying automobile is propelled by four engines and propellers. The vehicle, according to Renault, can attain a cruising speed of roughly 93 km/h at heights of up to 700 meters. The Renault AIR4 is powered by lithium polymer batteries with a capacity of 22,000 mAh. The overall capacity of the battery is 90,000 mAh.

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Flight Demonstrations

The Renault AIR4 is “not a joke and not a concept” according to Renault. The company adds:

“Renault AIR4 is a symbol of independence and freedom, born of the realization that traffic is increasing, our lives are coming to a standstill and the world above us is free of restrictions.”

The AIR4 has already conducted multiple test flights, and the will be showcased in a number of locations across the globe beginning in 2022, including Miami, , and Macau.


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This article first appeared on Dronewatch and is written by Wiebe de Jager who is also a DroneXL contributor.

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Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager (@wdejager) is the founder of Dronewatch and author of several bestselling books about drone photography. Wiebe is a certified drone pilot and has a full ROC license.

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