The 2020 update has given the new Renault Zoe more character, space and autonomy: these are the characteristics of the least expensive 100% electric subcompact on the market.
Renaul Zoe: design and interiors
Renaul Zoe is the cheapest 5-door electric city car on the market: its design has rounded shapes, although the latest 2020 restyling has given it a slightly more aggressive look.
The trim of the car is raised so as to give way to lithium-ion batteries with 52 kWh of capacity, positioned under the floor, and the car is 4.08 meters long (the only term of comparison with its sister Clio), 1.79 wide and 1.56 high.
Equipped with 5 fairly comfortable seats, it offers a trunk from 315 up to 1225 liters, obtainable by folding the rear seats. The only flaw is accessibility: getting to the sofa and loading the trunk is not very comfortable.
In any case, the cockpit is raised and spacious, more attractive and comfortable after the update which also gave it a clean interior design with clear and intuitive instrumentation; the construction materials are of good quality, the virtual cockpit is present and the large infotainment monitor develops vertically in the center of the dashboard.
Renaul Zoe: engines and performance
Renault Zoe is equipped with an electric motor with 109 or 136 horsepower: despite its green nature, the French electric subcompact is snappy and can be driven without gearbox, thanks to the presence of only 2 gears, one for forward and one for the rear. . It is important to underline that the modifiability of the brakes is not disturbed by the action of the energy recovery system.
Lithium-ion batteries are standard with the car, but alternatively you can save a lot by choosing to rent them directly from the House by paying a different monthly fee based on the annual distance.
Excellent for city or short-medium range travel, the Zoe is characterized by a high autonomy, which reaches almost 400 km for both versions; charging times, on the other hand, change according to the socket you will use.
Here are some numbers:
public column with direct current (at least 50 kW) and optional charger – 1 hour 10 minutes for the 80% battery
wallbox single-phase alternating current (at least 7.4 kW) – 9 hours and 25 minutes for the 100%
normal meter – plus 30 hours
The Zoe is therefore a lively city car , pleasant to drive, reliable and so quiet that at low speeds the sound emitter is activated to alert other road users of the movement in progress.
Renaul Zoe: prices and fittings
The outfits available for Renault Zoe are 4:
- Life– basic version with Hill Assistant, Bluetooth, Automatic climate control, Cruise Control, Customizable 10 ” HD digital display driver, Regulator and speed limiter, 15 “steel wheels, Full LED headlights, ESP and ASR) and EASY multimedia system LINK 7 ″ with DAB radio
- Zen– adds rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers
- Intens– adds photochromic interior rear-view mirror, tire pressure control, LED fog lights with dynamic cornering lighting, Over Speed Prevention, Parking Camera, Front and rear parking sensors, EASY LINK 9.3 ″ multimedia system with navigation and DAB radio
- Edition One– special series with Bose Sound System and many customizations
As mentioned, the new Renault Zoe is among the cheapest electric cars on the market, and prices start at 25,900 and go up to 39,500 for the ZOE Edition One R135; Also, don’t forget that Zoe is included in the 2020 incentives.