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72 Renault ZOE 100kW Techno R135 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" TFT Driver information displayBlind spot warning
Cruise control + speed limiterCruise control switches on steering wheel
Driving style indicatorE Shifter with B mode
Easy link 9.3" display with navigationEco mode
EconometerElectric power steering
Emergency services call systemFront and rear parking sensors
Hands-free parkingLane departure warning system (LDW)
Lane keeping assistant (LKA)My Renault app connectivity
Over speed warningRange indicator
Range optimizer - Heat pump, Bi-Modal braking systemRear view parking camera
Slow speed pedestrian warningSmartphone integration compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
TailgateTraffic sign recognition
Wireless phone charger 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Battery charge indicatorChameleon charger AC 2-22kW
R135 motor (100kW)Type 2 mode 3 charging cable
ZE 50 battery 

Entertainment

2 USB sockets in rear6 speakers
DAB radioSteering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Automatic headlightsAutomatic high/low beam
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour front door handles
Charging socket at front behind Renault logoElectric front windows/one touch facility
Electric rear windowsElectrically folding door mirrors
Front fog lightsFull LED headlamps with C-shape LED daytime running lights
Golden fog lights surroundingsHeated rear windscreen
High beam assistantHot stamped grille with gold inserts
LED third brake lightRear side wing doors
Rear wiperShark fin antenna
Tinted rear windowsVariable front intermittent wipers

Interior Features

12V socket in lower dashboard3 rear head restraints
3 seat bench in 2nd rowAutomatic air conditioning
Drivers seat with longitudinal adjustment and reclineFront cupholders x 2
Front door bottle storage (1.5 litres)Front head restraints
Gear shift indicatorGlovebox
Heated leather steering wheelHeated seats
Height/depth adjustable steering wheelISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
Single front passenger seatSoft armrests in door panels
Split folding rear seatsStowage pocket in front passenger seat back
TEP/Fabric (recycled) upholstery with cicada embossing and gold highlight accents 

Passive Safety

2 Driver airbags2 Passenger airbags (disconnectable)
3 point front seat beltsAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Automatic emergency braking systemAutomatic parking brake
Child locks on rear doorsESP + ASR traction control + CSV understeer control
Fixed 3 point seat belt on central rear seatFixed 3 point seat belts with load limiters on outer rear seats
Front passenger airbag deactivationHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistRear disc brakes
Seatbelt pretensioners with load limitersSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Deadlocking systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Hands free Renault cardRAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door locking
Remote central locking 

Wheels

16" Seidon diamond cut alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh52Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)970
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)565Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)180
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change15-80Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW22
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)70Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW50Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationFrontCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity52WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb17.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.5WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb383
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb238 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power134Coin Description100kW R135 50kWh 5dr Auto
Coin SeriesTechnoGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718EStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.5Engine Power - BHP134
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT181
Engine Torque - MKG25Engine Torque - NM245
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed87

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSEIDONWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1562Length4087
Wheelbase2588Width1787
Width (including mirrors)1945 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1988Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1225
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)338Max. Loading Weight486
Minimum Kerbweight1502No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault ZOE

Renault's ZOE supermini EV features a long operating range and some useful updates. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Renault's ZOE now goes further in its efforts to persuade supermini buyers of its all-electric virtues. 238 WLTP-rated miles to be exact. A powerful 100kW R135 motor delivers strong acceleration too, plus there's a smart look both for the exterior and the cabin. If you've always liked the thought of an all-electric supermini but needed more convincing to buy one, Renault hopes that what's on offer here will be enough to make you think again.

Background

If you've ever hankered after an electric car, there might have been a few impediments to an impending purchase. The first wave of electric cars weren't styled very appealingly. Never a good thing. Then came a second generation of vehicles that looked more like cars but which carried price tags that read like a bad joke. Electric cars were either cheap and horrible or expensive and barely adequate. Even when we moved on a bit from that, they still couldn't offer a credible level of battery range for most potential customers. Renault though, wants to change things. The brand has already brought us the fun Twizy lightweight city car and even a Kangoo van featuring battery power. With the improved version of this ZOE supermini though, the company's got really serious about all-electric concept, notably so since the introduction of the version we're going to talk about here with its capable 52kWh Z.E. battery and powerful R135 electric motor.

Driving Experience

The ZOE is designed for city driving, so the steering has been geared to offer a smooth effortless feel. Likewise, the throttle pedal doesn't offer too much in the way of resistance but the brake responds to a good hoofing which seems a little odd at first. Like all electric cars, the ZOE feels eerily quiet as it pulls away, with no discernible engine noise other than a faint whine. This usually means you'll hear every bump and thump from the road as a result, but Renault has done a good job on chassis refinement and ride quality is excellent. To prevent pedestrians waltzing out in front of its silent approach, the ZOE emits a sound at low speeds but you can barely hear it at all from inside the vehicle. The 'Z.E. Voice' can be switched between three different sounds or can be completely switched off. Handling is as good as you'd imagine for a car with such a low centre of gravity. The improved R135 synchronous electric motor with rotor coil has a power output that's way up on the orginal unit fitted to this car. This unit delivers the equivalent of 135PS and improved torque for faster acceleration. The motor packs a healthy 245Nm 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. As an indication of its real world pace this 100kW model can accelerate from 50 to 75 mph in just 7.1 seconds, which is 2.2 seconds quicker than than the old 80kW 110PS R110 variant. Of course, drive like this and you'll decimate the claimed 238 mile WLTP driving range figure.

Design and Build

Most people would walk past the ZOE and not take it for anything other than Renault's latest cute little car. Rather refreshingly for a car of this kind, its design inspiration is sophisticated and grown-up. With curvaceous flanks and neat one-box shape, it's quite a good-looking thing, especially in this revised form, where the car features full-LED headlamps, smart bumpers and big LED tail lights. The fascia's also been updated in recent years, primarily with a smart 10-inch TFT instrument cluster. The dashboard has been completely redesigned to significantly improve the quality of its finishes. The centre of the dashboard houses the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, which benefits from a large 9.3-inch touchscreen. There's an electronic parking brake too. Otherwise, things are much as they've always been on a ZOE. Some of the plastics aren't going to give Audi designers anything much to think about, but being built down to a price is very much the point of this car. It's no bad thing. The view out is extremely good as you sit rather high but a lack of seat height adjustability might prove an issue for taller drivers. As with most superminis, space in the back is more mini than super but access is good thanks to the standard five-door layout, and there's more than enough room back there for the kids. One substantial plus point is the 338-litre boot which extends to 1,225-litres should you fold the one-piece rear bench.

Market and Model

Renault has refined the ZOE supermini EV range down to one 52kWh battery, one R135 electric motor and one 'GT Line+' trim level, costing around £32,000. As standard, you get Renault's R-Link multimedia system, with a 9.3-inch centre screen which features 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and 'always-on' 4G connectivity as part of a data pack included for the first three years of ownership. R-Link features steering wheel-mounted controls and voice recognition. It also delivers integrated connectivity with motoring services and applications available from the R-Link Store. Other standard ZOE features include Bluetooth, climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth, a Renault keycard and a speed limiter function. Through the three-spoke wheel, the instruments are covered off by a 10-inch TFT monitor big enough to display 3D mapping. Here, a central circular driving gauge is flanked by customisable sections you alter via steering wheel buttons, with trip computer, audio and nav functions selectable on the left and either an Energy Monitor or an eco-driving 'leaf' graphic available on the right. Programmable pre-conditioning heats or cools ZOE's cabin when the vehicle is charging, so when the driver gets into the car, the cabin is just the right temperature and battery charge is saved in use. As a further neat touch, this can be activated remotely via the owner's smartphone.

Cost of Ownership

The key question though, concerns driving range. This model's original 22kWh battery could only take this car 93 miles on a full charge; not good enough. The introduction of the brand's much improved 52kWh battery has been important then, boosting the WLTP test cycle reading to 238 miles. That could make all the difference for potential electric car buyers. What about charging? Well, the standard type-2 cable provided with the car and its Cameleon charger are used for everyday AC charging use, such as at home with a Wallbox, at work, in the car park or on public roads using anything up to a 22kW supply. When using a 7kW Wallbox a 100kW ZOE model can charge from 0 to 100 percent in 9 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 8 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. Plugging the ZOE into a public 22kW roadside charger can deliver a useful 78 miles of range in only one hour. Where the ZOE scores a knockout blow overr an ordinary combustion supermini is if you need to travel into congestion zones. London offers 100% exemption while Westminster council offers four hours free parking and a number of charging points. Renault still hasn't fully got round the issue that most urban drivers have to leave their cars parked on the street and so have no practical way of recharging from a home power point.

Summary

This improved Renault ZOE represents another step towards the electric vehicle becoming a genuinely practical mode of transport for the average motorist. There are still a number of caveats that will inhibit mass take-up, but most of these are due to the inherent nature of electric vehicles themselves, rather than any flaw in the ZOE in particular. On the contrary, it's a likeable little thing and might just be the most attractive electric vehicle currently on sale. If you have off-street parking and a short-ish and predictable urban commute, the numbers don't work out at all badly and there aren't many small cars that are much more relaxing to pilot through the city streets. We think the potential WLTP range increase to as much as 238 miles will make all the difference for potential buyers, but the arithmetic still works out in favour of a small petrol supermini on a pure costs basis. Until taxation legislation more completely favours Evs, that's going to be very hard to change. The gap is small though and many drivers will be willing to pay a small premium for the ZOE's smooth ride, silent acceleration and feel-good vibe. If it works for you, why not?

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£375
Deposit£375
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.3%
Cash price£28,825
Credit amount£27,092
Guaranteed future value£13,326
Total amount payable£33,201
Renault deposit£1500
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR6.4%
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