The new Renault ZOE will have a 245 mile WLTP range from its 52 kWh battery
and will cost from £18,670 after the plug-in car grant. The ZOE will be available to order from mid-September with customer deliveries from January 2020.
Under the skin the new ZOE gets a powerful 52 kWh Z.E. 50 battery that delivers a range of up to 245 miles (WLTP) – an increase of 32 per cent over the previous 41 kWh pack.
The ZOE now also offers fast direct current (DC) charging, in addition to the alternating current charging (AC) options already available at home or on the street. Charging the battery is also made more straightforward by the Renault EASY CONNECT smart services, which allow quick and easy location of charging points.
The new Combo (CCS) plug is slightly larger than the previous plug and consists of both a European standard socket and a two-pin connector for DC charging.
Thanks to this Combo plug, the New ZOE is able to charge quickly with a direct current (DC) up to 50 kW. Replenishing the battery in this way can add around 90 miles of range in as little as half an hour.
The standard type-2 cable provided with the car and the Chameleon Charger are used for everyday AC charging use, such as at home with a wallbox, at work, in a car park or on public roads using anything up to a 22kW supply. Plugging the ZOE into a public 22kW roadside charger can deliver a useful 78 miles of range in only one hour.
When using a 7kW wallbox, supplied as standard to customers to charge easily at home, the New ZOE can charge from 0 to 100 per cent in nine hours and 25 minutes. This ensures that a complete recharge can comfortably be achieved overnight. Around 190 miles of range can be achieved in just eight hours. Users charging their vehicle at home can also benefit from the programming options, adjusting their recharge to correspond with tariff fluctuations from their electricity supplier.
There’s now the addition of a new R135 100 kW motor option, as well as an entry-level R110 80 kW motor.
The new R135 100 kW motor on Iconic and GT Line models delivers the equivalent of 135 PS and improved torque for faster acceleration and greater responsiveness. Engineers have used the increased-capacity battery of the new ZOE (Z.E.50) to get the most out of the Renault developed motor, which packs 245 Nm from zero rpm and drives through a single speed gearbox, helping the ZOE sprint from 0 to 62mph in less than 10 seconds and onto a top speed of 87mph.
Both motors now come equipped with the new “B mode” driving function, which intensifies the regenerative braking effect to essentially allow the driver one pedal operation of the car. When B mode is activated, the car decelerates significantly faster as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal. B mode makes driving easier, especially in the city or in slow moving traffic.
The new ZOE is still available to buy both as full purchase, with no mileage limit on the battery and an eight year/100,000-mile guarantee, or as a battery lease option, offering a more affordable purchase route.The new ZOE is available in three trim levels: ZOE Play – from £18,670 (including PiCG), ZOE Iconic – from £20,170 (including PiCG) and new ZOE GT Line – from £21,620 (including PiCG).