Evolved 2018 Renault Zoe R110 Adds More Power And New Equipment

Renault has modestly updated the Zoe for the 2018MY, which now uses a more powerful electric motor.

Developed in-house and called R110, the motor is an evolution of the R90 that powers the current Zoe. It’s rated at 109PS (107hp) and 225Nm (166lb-ft) of torque, a 16hp improvement.

The 2018 Renault Zoe takes 11.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph), shaves almost two seconds off its predecessor’s 80-120km/h (50-75mph) sprint, and can reach a top speed of 135km/h (84mph).

Renault claims that with the 41kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in as low as 1 hour and 40 minutes, the Zoe R110 has a total range of 300km (186miles) in summer, and 200km (124miles) during winter.

“Thanks to this power boost, Zoe is even more responsive and versatile when used for journeys out of town”, said the company’s Assistant Programme Director, Elisabeth Delval. “In addition to being able to enjoy the pleasure of driving a Zoe, drivers will also benefit from the longest range available for a mass-market electric car.”

In addition to making the zero-emission subcompact hatchback a tad more powerful, the automaker has also launched a new color especially for it. Called Blueberry Purple, it joins the new Blueberry Purple Pack on the high-end Intens grade, which adds a special violet finish for the dashboard, air vents, gear lever base, and speaker surrounds.

The small electric model also features topstitching, black and violet fabric upholstery, and Android Auto compatibility for the R-Link Evolution infotainment system.

Renault will open the order books for the new Zoe R110 in France next month, followed by other European markets shortly after.

Article updated with live images from the Geneva Motor Show

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