The New Renault Zoe Could Become The Cheapest Car You’ll Ever Own

Renault has been continuously updating the electric Zoe ever since it launched in the European market in 2012, but this last iteration is by far the biggest and more impressive change in the model’s successful career.

The biggest highlight is of course the adoption of a new larger 52 kWh battery pack, which enables the Zoe to travel up to 245 miles (345 km) on a full charge, according to the WLTP standards. Also new is the support of 50kW fast charging, which can replenish around 90 miles (145 km) of range in 30 minutes.

Also Read: New Renault Zoe EV Launched In Europe With Up To 242 Miles Of Range

The new battery is accompanied by the more powerful R135 electric motor as well, producing 133 HP (135 PS) and 181lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque and giving the Zoe more poke than ever; Renault claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 10 seconds and a top speed of 87 mph (140km/h).

The range of the updated Zoe includes a base R110 version that’s powered by a 108 HP motor, known from the previous model.

The interior of the small EV is now made from better-quality materials and features a new dashboard design that hosts a large 9.3-inch infotainment system and a customisable 10-inch digital instrument cluster. Wireless phone charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as an upholstery made from recycled materials are also present.

Auto Express had to chance to drive the new Renault Zoe to see if the changes made it a better car, one that will introduce more customers to electric mobility.

 

  • Matteo Tommasi

    More likely the most expensive.

  • xrnzaaas

    The title is pretty clickbaity, if you want a cheaper car that’s also more eco-friendly then you’re better off buying something like a Yaris Hybrid.

  • IT’S CUTE BUT NOT VERY EXCITING.

  • EyalN

    Tesla with all the power and large battery makes more pollution than a diesel car in the long term.
    The Zoe is a real clean car.
    one problem, city car you park in the street, in the street you don’t have charging station

    • Six Thousand Times

      You are correct about the fact that without off-street parking, an electric car isn’t for you. The proposition is only valid when you can charge up overnight or while at work.

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