Ten years of experience in the electric vehicle are not minor thing, and the latest model of the Renault gives faith of it. is The third generation of the Zoe is back this fall with a qualitative leap in front of their predecessors, prepared to push the boundaries of large cities. Yes, not a metamorphosis. The French firm has wanted to keep the line of the previous model, which is endorsed by to be the most popular car in Spain (with 5000 units sold), the electric car most sold in Europe and the most used in the market of fleets. In fact, since Renault argue that the curve of life that characterizes the Zoe is "atypical", since their sales have increased by 50% this year.
that is already an emblem of electric mobility evolves and convinces, above all, by his power and autonomy . After a route of about 230 miles by the roads steep and sinuous in the north of Sardinia, the car could still follow so many other of 120 miles, almost the total autonomy of the first Zoe (150 kilometers), released in 2012. The actual use is approaching the 395 kilometres in cycle WLTP promised by Renault, after a ride in which we look for the best consumption, and tested the power, in equal parts, that rematamos with an average expenditure of 13.7 kWh.
This feat is due to the new battery of 52 kWh —equivalent to 4,700 battery of iPhone 10—, which increases to a 25% autonomy with respect to the old model, thanks to an architecture that allows a greater number of cells. And, of course, the new driving mode B, which amplifies the brake regenerator, a sort of engine braking when you lift your foot from the accelerator to regenerate the battery.
But it is not just efficiency.
This Zoe has more spark , it responds quickly and pushes with force (without ECO mode), ideal for overtaking quickly on roads with double meaning and reach it without problems 150 km/h. The reason? The new engine R135 of 135CV, in addition to the R110 of 110CV, which allows you to get from 0 to 100 two seconds faster than the previous model. Thus, the new Zoe is more versatile, suitable to be handled comfortably in the cities, and with agility out of them. Although it weighs 45 kg more —the new battery adds another 20 kg—, enjoys a good dynamics , above all, by its low center of gravity.
To add the flexibility of charging, which also allow "refuel" at home (Wallbox 7 kW) and at public charging stations quickly, of 11 kW and 22 kW, includes as a novelty the stations of the petrol stations, where in just half an hour you can replenish 150 miles.The quality is in the inner
The exterior lines maintain the dimensions of the Zoe above, but feature details with more modern and true nature , as the chrome rack. Headlights full LED have a C-shape, something more aggressive, and include fog lights and in the rear, intermittent, sequential.
however, the inside is what catches the attention, in the image and likeness of the Clio. A cabin spacious, banishing the old perception of cheap plastic, with details most caring and recycled fabrics (from seat belt) in the doors and the dashboard. And is that 45% of the material from a vehicle is recycled , which has decreased by 70% its carbon footprint.
The driver may well enjoy a journey comfortable, with a seat welcoming and a steering wheel with multiple functions and intuitive. Not strange your power steering, a feature of the electrical, adapted to the urban environment. A dial replaces the shifter, which allows you to have a induction charger for smartphones.
on the other hand, the scorecard is a color display of 10 inches which is standard. In the central part of the infotainment system is offered as an option for a vertical display, style tablet , much more visual. And the new possibilities of connectivity, which include an application to find the points of recharge, among other things.
all in all, there is still a month for the firm to gala give to know the prices of the new Zoe, whose first orders will be in November and the delivery in January 2020. It will be available in white quartz, red flame and a beautiful blue celadon. It is foreseeable that the cheaper of around 33.000 euros, as the previous model, taking into account the motto of Renault, electric mobility, and affordable for all.Updated Date: 02 October 2019, 12:00