The original Zoe was introduced in 2012 and since that time, Renault has sold 150,000, with one if five electric cars in Europe being a Zoe. As the choice widens that balance is likely to change 8211; and that8217;s probably the motivation behind the new updated model.
The new design is sharper than the outgoing model, for increased presence on the road, with the Renault diamond logo opening up to present the CCS charger 8211; which now accepts rapid DC charging.
The interior has been redesigned to increase comfort and quality, with a 10-inch digital driver display available on all levels of car. This is partnered with a 9.3-inch central touch display which gives controls of the car, mapping and the ability to find things like charging stations.
But down to the important details: there8217;s a new Z.E. 50 battery, with 52kWh and a new 100kW motor for 135hp which will give you 0-62 in under 10 seconds. The existing 80kW motor will also be available giving 108hp.
The battery is the same volume as previous Zoe batteries, the result of increasing the density. Renault says it will give you 390km WLTP 8211; 242 miles. That8217;s on a mixed cycle and real-world figures will vary.
There8217;s no word on the pricing or availability, but we8217;d fully expect Renault to stick to the affordable position that it dominates. Certainly, from a design point of view the new Zoe looks a little more conventional and that might help its appeal.