The Renault FRENDZY is the first glimpse of the many dozens of exotic and futuristic concept cars set to appear at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (Sept 13-25, 2011).

According to its maker this city-sized, plug-in electric vehicle is a cross-over between a commercial van and passenger wagon.

Renault is Europe’s largest producer of light commercial vehicles and says the FRENDZY is the fourth step in its new design strategy based on the different stages of the human life cycle, developed under the leadership of Laurens van den Acker, Renault’s Senior Vice President, Design.

The FRENDZY’s powertrain, it is the same as that of Kangoo Z.E., a 44kW electric motor that revs to 10,500rpm and instantly delivers peak torque, which is a constant 226Nm.