The All-Electric Renault Zoe Hatchback: The Complete Guide

The All-Electric Renault Zoe (credit: Renault)

Overview


Groupe Renault (Renault Group), is a leading player in the global automotive sector. Renault is now part of the global Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The partnership makes these companies the 3rd largest automotive group in the world after Volkswagen and Toyota. Renault is headquartered in France.

Renault has been an early mover in the zero-emission electric driving sector and has established a leading position. The automotive manufacturer offers a number of well known battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to include, the all-electric TWIZY, the all-electric ZOE, the all-electric ZOE van, the all-electric Kangoo Z.E. van and the Master Z.E electric van.


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The All-Electric Renault ZOE


The all-electric Renault ZOE was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, with deliveries commencing in the French market in December 2012. Since then, the ZOE EV has been a success for the French automotive behemoth, Renault. It has ranked as one of the best-selling top 10 electric cars globally in 2015 and 2016 and also been a top selling EV in Europe for the same years. In 2018, the ZOE won the ‘Best Green Car‘ at the inaugural FirstCar awards. In 2021, WHAT CAR? awarded the pure electric car, the prestigious accolade ‘Car of the Year 2021: small electric car best value’.

According to the company “Despite the sanitary situation, sales of electric vehicles in Europe remain very dynamic with growth rates of around 70 to 80% in the main European markets. EV sales now account for around 5% of the total market. More than 84,000 ZOE have been sold since January 2020, doubling the volume compared to 2019. The two main markets are France with 33,000 units and Germany, where more than 25,000 ZOE were sold. Throughout its evolutions, ZOE has been praised for its versatility and its best-in-class range, making it the most sold electric car in Europe year-to-date in November 2020.”

Renault has made significant improvements to its flagship plug-in electric car model, the ZOE pure electric car.  According to Renault, more than 150,000 ZOE zero-emission EVs have been sold across Europe over the past six years.

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)
At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engines:R110 and R135
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
ZOE Play (from £27,495)
ZOE Iconic (from £27,995)
ZOE GT Line (from £29,995)

PROSCONS
Perfect for city drivingFast charger not standard
Good rangeReliability assessment poor in the 2020 What Car? reliability survey
Affordable and practicalHeadroom and legroom for rear seats limited
A good track recordDrivers seat positioned high, but cannot be lowered
High spec safety packageInterior materials feel cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (52 kWh)
Charging:50 kW rapid charging available all variants except Play
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Dimensions
Height (mm):1562
Width (mm):1730
Length (mm):4087
Wheelbase (mm):2588

ZOE Play
Engine:ZOE i Play R110 Z.E. 50
EV Battery Capacity:52 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):245 miles
Charging:Rapid Charging not available
Top Speed:84 mph
0-60 mph:11.4 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):80
Max Power (HP):110
Torque (Nm):225
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,502-1,563

ZOE Iconic
Engine:ZOE i Iconic R110 Z.E. 50
EV Battery Capacity:52 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):239 miles
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging available
Top Speed:84 mph
0-60 mph:11.4 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):80
Max Power (HP):110
Torque (Nm):225
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,502-1,563
Note: Available in 4 Engine Options (R110, R110 Rapid Charge, R135, R135 Rapid Charge)

ZOE GT Line
Engine:ZOE i GT Line R135 Z.E. 50
EV Battery Capacity:52 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):238-239 miles
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging available
Top Speed:87 mph
0-60 mph:9.5 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100
Max Power (HP):135
Torque (Nm):245
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,502-1,563
Note: Available in 2 Engine Options (R135, R135 Rapid Charge)

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)

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The All-Electric Renault ZOE (credit: Renault)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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