- Latest Renault Zoe electric car
- Increased range up to 242 miles (WLTP)
- New interior
Coming soon: 2019 Renault Zoe electric car
Renault’s small and popular electric car, the Zoe, has had a big refresh for 2019, including a bigger electric range, updated interior, and fast direct current charging.
The big Renault diamond badge in the middle doubles as the car’s charging port. The battery range has been increased, so the Zoe can now do up to 242 miles on the WLTP cycle. Fast direct current charging is available for the first time – AC charging up to 22kW, DC up to 50kW – as well as the usual home or street charging.
Charge times are as follows:
0-100% charge: 9 hours 25 minutes using 7kW wallbox
Up to 78miles of range in 2 hours: 11kW public terminal
Up to 78miles of range in 1 hour: 22kW public terminal
Up to 98miles of range in 30 mins: 50kW DC terminal
Renault has also added a new driver mode to the Zoe called B-Mode, which increases the amount of regenerative braking, meaning you can mostly drive the car with one pedal.
Behind the steering wheel, there’s a 10.0-inch digital display which shows driver aids, electric driving settings and an eco-meter, as well as sat-nav info.
Top-spec cars get a 9.3-inch touchscreen, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with lower down trims coming with a 7.0-inch touchscreen as standard. They both come with Renault’s updated infotainment system.
If you opt for a higher-end car, the seat fabric is made from 100% recycled material, to boost the car’s eco credentials even further.
And although the battery has more range, it’s not physically any bigger, so boot space hasn’t changed from the previous model at 338 litres.
The facelifted Renault Zoe goes on sale in autumn 2019. There’s no word on pricing yet, but Renault has said it wants to remain competitive. We expect it to cost a bit more than the previous model, and will let you know as soon as we know.