Renault started delivering this EV in 2019 and later released a new version with the improved spec in 2020. Renault was among the first few companies to place their trust in EV’s. So bearing in this mind, they released Renault Zoe. It was only a matter of time before it became a part of the best-selling cars of the company. Since its release, the sales figures of Renault Zoe are only going up. The new 2020 model of Zoe has a bigger battery thus provides a lot more power and range. We will discuss all of these in detail below.
Battery, Range and Price
Battery and Charging
Renault Zoe 2020 has a much-improved battery of 52 kWh when compared to its 2019 model. The Lithium-Ion battery is of 305 kg and has a voltage if 400. Zoe has three options for charging based upon the charging voltage.
Charging Time 1 Hour 29 Minutes 50kW DC (3x80A) Rapid Charger
Charging Time 2 Hour 54 Minutes 22kW AC (3x32A) Public Charger
Charging Time 5 Hour48 Minutes 11kW AC (3x16A)
Charging Time 8 Hour 33 Minutes 7.4kW AC (32A) Home Wallbox
Fast DC charging is also available for 50 kWh which gives the car a range of 90 miles for charging of 30 minutes.
Renault Zoe has a WLTP rated range of 245 miles.
But the real-world range of Zoe with a Z.E. 50 battery is 385 Km in summer. Actual range may differ according to the climate of your country.
Renault Zoe is for currently for sale only in Europe. All the governments all over the world are providing subsidies on electric cars. Price of Zoe starts from £18,670 after subsidy and can go up to £25,670 for the model with all the accessories.
Zoe doesn’t have a fixed price, all of it depends on the accessories that you are going to choose.
(Please visit the official website for more accurate details: https://www.renault.co.uk/electric-vehicles/zoe.html)
Interior, Performance and Versions
Renault Zoe has a special fabric which is made of recycled materials, so it is environment friendly as well. The Play version of Zoe has 7-inch infotainment system which is easy to use. It supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc. The GT Line version of Zoe comes with a screen of 9.3 inches. The infotainment system is located in the middle of the dashboard. All the models of Zoe get a 10-inch display behind the wheel. The other features of the car like cooling are controlled by physical buttons. It seems that Renault has tried to remain old school unlike other EV’s.
Zoe comes in 3 models Play, Iconic, GT Line. All the models differ on the basis of accessories and some other features.
- The heated steering wheel is optional in Iconic and GT line but isn’t supported in Play Version.
- Winter Pack, as well as technology pack, is not included in Play but it is optional in Iconic and GT Line version.
- Rear parking sensors, Front & rear parking sensors and Reverse parking camera are only included in Iconic and GT version.
Zoe is available in two variants of motor, R110 and R135. Renault Zoe with R135 motor can go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.5 sec. The brakes are not that pleasant as well. In terms of acceleration, Zoe doesn’t come close to MG ZS EV or any other electric cars.
Safety Features and Warranty
Renault Zoe obtained a full 5-star rating in Euro NCAP testing. So you don’t have to worry about anything, Zoe is a safe car. The only thing which it lacks is autonomous emergency braking which is a standard feature in all the other EV’s. Although it does offer a unique feature called Zoe Voice which informs the pedestrians about the presence of Zoe around them.
Renault offers a warranty of up to 5 years from registration with unlimited range during the first 2 years and then it is limited to 100,000 miles or 5 years.
(It is only offered to the Zoe’s registered after 18 December 2019)
Zoe also comes with a battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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