More powerful version of Z.E. 40 model will offer better performance

Renault will launch a new version of its Zoe electric hatchback with 107bhp at the Geneva motor show this March.

Renault has now confirmed the Zoe R110. Click here for the full story.

A source told Autocar that the Zoe R110, as it will be called, would supersede the current R90 with 16bhp more from its Z.E. 40 battery-powered electric motor, although the car’s focus would remain the same and so it won't have a sportier guise than the regular version.

The R110 will be available in both Dynamique Nav and Signature Nav trims, but not the entry-level Expression, unlike the current R90 variant that is offered with all three. This means the R110 will get 16in wheels, a hands-free keycard and automatic headlights and wipers as standard.

456bhp Renault Zoe e-sport driven flat-out on track

Renault is yet to comment on the Zoe’s Geneva arrival and so it is not yet known whether there will be changes to the car’s battery range. The current model is capable of 250 miles according to the NEDC test.

Prices for the R110 are expected to slightly increase on the equivalent R90. The R90 Dynamic Nav starts from £18,170, including the government’s £4500 EV car grant.

Renault’s boosted Zoe will come at a time when the model, which was launched in 2012, continues to grow in popularity. European sales totalled 30,134 last year, which represented an increase of 8894 on the year before.

This mirrors a trend seen across the electric car segment. Sales of electric cars in Britain surged last year, with 13,500 EVs sold in 2017. Electrified cars, including hybrids, surged in demand by 34.8% from 2016.

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7 February 2018
Being the owner of a current zoe I'm delighted with this newsbut with two issues. Our top of the range zoe was picked up at 1 year old and 6000 miles for £6750, depreciation is horrific , launching new models in quick succession doesn't help . Secondly the renting of the battery that Renault insists on doesn't encourage you to do high mileage as it's too expensive, what's the point of having ever longer ranges? It appears most batteries have a longer lifespan than anticipated, more than 8 years in all probability , so i feel ripped off having to rent a battery that will never have to be replaced (the only benefit of renting)
Otherwise love the Zoe , it's currently defrosting itself as we speak !

bol

7 February 2018
Sundym wrote:

Being the owner of a current zoe I'm delighted with this newsbut with two issues. Our top of the range zoe was picked up at 1 year old and 6000 miles for £6750, depreciation is horrific , launching new models in quick succession doesn't help . Secondly the renting of the battery that Renault insists on doesn't encourage you to do high mileage as it's too expensive, what's the point of having ever longer ranges? It appears most batteries have a longer lifespan than anticipated, more than 8 years in all probability , so i feel ripped off having to rent a battery that will never have to be replaced (the only benefit of renting) Otherwise love the Zoe , it's currently defrosting itself as we speak !

The reason used Zoes are worth very little is because you don’t own the battery. A second hand Clio would be a lot cheaper too if you had to pay an extra £70 per month for the fuel tank. I think Renault have made a big mistake in following a business model which makes their electric cars virtually unsellable once they’re a few years old. Great on a PCP, scary to buy outright, unless it comes with a fully owned battery. 

7 February 2018
I was well aware of the depreciation issue when we bought it (felt sorry for the old bloke selling ), it wasntvthe that took the hit , it's not a lot for a virtually brand new car with so much tech and basically it's costing us £60 a month. I work with lots of people spending £400 a month on pcp's with a large deposit and own nothing at the end , hordes for courses . There are lots of rumours that Renault pulling away from this rental model anyway and once your 3 years up you can purchase or upgrade the battery . That makes sense .

7 February 2018
bol wrote:

Sundym wrote:

Being the owner of a current zoe I'm delighted with this newsbut with two issues. Our top of the range zoe was picked up at 1 year old and 6000 miles for £6750, depreciation is horrific , launching new models in quick succession doesn't help . Secondly the renting of the battery that Renault insists on doesn't encourage you to do high mileage as it's too expensive, what's the point of having ever longer ranges? It appears most batteries have a longer lifespan than anticipated, more than 8 years in all probability , so i feel ripped off having to rent a battery that will never have to be replaced (the only benefit of renting) Otherwise love the Zoe , it's currently defrosting itself as we speak !

The reason used Zoes are worth very little is because you don’t own the battery. A second hand Clio would be a lot cheaper too if you had to pay an extra £70 per month for the fuel tank. I think Renault have made a big mistake in following a business model which makes their electric cars virtually unsellable once they’re a few years old. Great on a PCP, scary to buy outright, unless it comes with a fully owned battery. 

You can buy them with the battery now... I'd expect the rental thing to be phased out eventually. 


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7 February 2018

Agreed it is dumb this battery renting thing.

One reason why Renault went down the route is because their original business plan was for battery cars to able to swap their depleted batteries for charged ones on route in 'garages'. Of course this couldn't happen if you owned the battery. Renault are pulling away from this model, amazing how itelligent people could've ever expected it to work. 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

7 February 2018

Renault and other manufacturers di this partly cos of worries about battery life and the cost of replacment once worn out, as batteries are lasting longer than anticipated its probably goning to be scrapped. Why dont you st up your own c comapny as you always know best ?

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7 February 2018
typos1 wrote:

Renault and other manufacturers di this partly cos of worries about battery life and the cost of replacment once worn out, as batteries are lasting longer than anticipated its probably goning to be scrapped. Why dont you st up your own c comapny as you always know best ?

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FMS

9 February 2018

typos1 may be dyslexic...but you are way too stupid to have ecen considered this, not to mention the username that is in use...did you miss that also?

 

You are the problem across all the comments pages that you stalk. Always critical in the most negative way, with no better proposals to the comments being made.

 

typos1 is accurate...you seem to think you always know best, but clearly you are a very simple organism, no job, no prospects, no life, no empathy.

 

Go huddle in the corner of that execrable couch you perch on and leave living to those who enjoy life.

7 February 2018

That was my understanding too. If you didn't have to worry about the cost of replacing a hugely expensive battery when the car was 6+ years old then the used values would be more stable. I still think this is a relevant consideration - the poor resale values of the Zoe are more reflective of the market's uncertainty over electric cars along with the high battery rental costs set by Renault.

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