Renault Could Debut A 350 KM Range Zoe At Paris

Renault may be set to join Mercedes and Volkswagen in announcing and unveiling a new electric model at next week’s Paris Auto Show.

Allegedly, the French automaker will unveil a new-and-improved version of the popular all-electric Zoe, now with a range of around 354 km (220 miles) or almost double that of the current car.

French media outlet BFMTV says that the updated variant of the Zoe will be installed with a new and more efficient electric motor. Additionally, a larger battery pack will be fitted, potentially up to 60 kWh in capacity, significantly more than the hatchback’s current 22 kWh battery pack and on par with the battery of the Chevrolet Bolt.

If these reports prove accurate, there’s a possibility that the current Zoe could be replaced entirely by this updated model. Alternatively, the larger battery pack and new electric motor could simply be offered as costly extras or within a dedicated high-mileage variant.

Whatever the case may be, the launch of such a model will give the Renault-Nissan Alliance a rival to the impending Opel Ampera-e throughout the European market where the current Zoe is one of the best-selling electric vehicles.


Doing A J-Turn In A Smart Car Is Not So Smart

The Smart ForTwo’s center of gravity makes J-turns virtually impossible.

Driven: 2019 Renault Koleos Life Is A Good Family SUV But Not Great

The 2019 Renault Koleos isn’t perfect but it offers great value for the money.

Did You Know The BMW 3-Series Touring’s Rear Window Can Be Opened?

For decades, BMW estate cars have have this feature, but apparently, not everyone knows about it.

1980s VW Golf Bathed In Carbon Fiber With 730 HP Challenges Audi RS7, RS3, R8 V10

Can this carbon fiber Golf accelerate faster than an Audi RS7 and Audi R8 V10 Spyder?.

2020 BMW 5-Series G30 Rendered With Accurately Restyled Front End

The facelifted BMW 5-Series will get less bulkier headlights and a larger grille out front.

2020 Corvette C8 vs C7: Let’s See How They Compare

The all-new 2020 Corvette C8 is a mid-engine supercar with amazing performance characteristics.

2020 Mazda3 SkyActiv-X Does Live Up To (High) Expectations

A petrol-powered engine that works like a diesel but is much more refined quite an achievement in our books.

Alleged Drunk Driver Slams Head-On Into Police Car In Ohio

Any accident in which you’re to blame is to be avoided at all costs; this goes double for hitting a police cruiser.

McLaren 720S Battles It Out Against Lamborghini Aventador S

The Aventador S has more oomph and all-wheel drive, so it must be the winner, right. Right?.

Thought The 812 Superfast Had Slipped Under Mansory’s Radar? Think Again

The Italian supercar features a complete makeover, boasts more power and is named the (ahem) Stallone.