Renault has announced prices and specification details for its new Zoe, which features a 245 mile range on a single charge.
The popular electric supermini is being launched in second-generation spec with a 52 kWh battery, more powerful R135 100 kW motor, and 50 kWh DC rapid charging capability via its CCS inlet.
CCS charging is offered as an option, with the existing 22 kW Chameleon Charger fitted as standard to the new Zoe. Those opting for the CCS inlet will be able to charge at 7 kW on home and public AC units. The currently available R110 80 kW motor is also available to buyers.
Performance for the R135-powered models – available on Iconic and GT Line trims – is indicated by a 9.5 seconds 0-62mph time. The R110-powered models – in Play or Iconic trim – see the same sprint completed in 11.4 seconds.
New styling features inside and out add a freshness to the new Zoe, though it is clearly a case of evolution rather than revolution aesthetically. There are sharper lines, a new front end, and LED lights front and rear.
The interior sees a new digital instrument panel and larger touchscreen infotainment system fitted. New materials are used – with 100% recycled seat trim on Iconic versions – and the centre console, including gear selector, has been given an overhaul.
Equipment includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, wireless phone charging, the 10-inch instrument cluster, 9.3-inch Renault Easy Link system, a suite of safety systems, and a new B Mode regenerative braking system.
This new B function is designed to allow ‘one-pedal’ driving much of the time, with a stronger braking set-up for better performance in heavy traffic or urban driving.
Available in three trim levels – Play, Iconic, and GT Line – the new Zoe starts at £25,670 including Plug-in Car Grant with full purchase. That will see buyers get the R110 motor with Play specification – no CCS option is available on Play trim. Iconic and GT Line models can see the CCS charger included for £750 on top of their £27,170 (Iconic R110), £27,620 (Iconic R135), and £28,620 (GT Line R135) prices.
Battery leasing remains an option, which sees the price of the new Zoe start at £18,670 (including PiCG) though mandatory battery leasing prices – depending on mileage – need to be factored in to costs.