2017 Renault ZOE ZE 40 Gets New Battery and Miles Range. During 2016 Paris Motor Show event, the new 2017 Renault ZOE ZE 40 was introduced as it gets the new battery with extended miles ranges with it. This hatchback is also reported to get few tweaks on the interior while a new model is added to the lineup as well. This French automaker seems to be good enough in entering EV competition in the current market. Here is the detail on the car.
Renault Zoe ZE 40 Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
Despite the battery version, this Renault Zoe ZE 40 hatchback is available in two series, the R90, and Q90. R90 series include several variants including Entry, Life, Intense, and Bose. Meanwhile, the Q90 series include Life Quick Charge, Intense Quick charge, and Bose Quick charge. There will be new finish shade options including red and gray.
In addition to it, the car will also receive fresh and new interior trimming and upholstery, 16 inch of alloy wheels, and electric folding mirrors. A particular model will also come to French market only dubbed Edition One. This model gets the unique shade of gray paint, Bose audio system, heated front seats, velvet carpets, manual adjustable lumbar support for driver seat, fancy badges, and leather upholstery.
Powertrain, Electric Range — Renault Zoe ZE 40 2017
The biggest news comes from the new battery option on the 2017 Renault Zoe ZE 40 hatchback. While the older edition is using 22 kWh battery with 240 km of miles range, the new units will get 41 kWh battery pack. It is claimed to reach up to 400 km (250 miles ) of NEDC range.
The ZOE’s driving range in miles (and kilometres) with a complete charge:
read also Renault TREZOR Electric Car
Renault did confirm that, in real life, it should go up to 300 km before it needs charging. The old battery will be available, still, and buyers can add some extra expense to upgrade it. This battery can generate from 57kW/77hp to 66kW/88hp of power output through its electric motor. LG Chem develops the battery, and it has the same weight as the previous battery.
|NEDC cycle certification||Real-world traffic conditions – Urban and suburban use, temperate climate|
|The New Z.E. 40 battery (41kWh)||250 miles (400km)||186 miles (300km)|
|The existing 22kWh battery
Will remain on sale alongside the new battery
|149 miles (240km)||106 miles (170km)|
2017 Renault Zoe ZE 40 Price and Release Date
New Z.E. 40 battery will go on sale in the UK in November. Pricing on this car with the new battery has been disclosed during the announcement. For Rent battery, the price should range from €21,490 to €28,790 for the R90 series. And, from €24,690 to €29,490 for the Q90 series. For battery on sale, prices should range from €29,390 to €36,690 for the R90 series. And, from €32,590 to €37,390 for the Q90 series.
This hatchback comes with more than enough options for buyers, and pricing isn’t bad at all. Even though this brand doesn’t have enough reputation yet, 2017 Renault ZOE ZE 40 will give it a boost.
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