Renault Zoe gets increased electric range and more compact motor, and will go on sale later this year
Matt Burt
3 March 2015

The Renault Zoe electric car has been revised to offer an increased range, and the upgraded car has been revealed at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The manufacturer now claims a range of 149 miles, up from the current car’s 130 miles.

The improvements come thanks to a new electric motor and an optimising of the electronic management.

The R240 synchronous electric motor, Renault’s own design, is lighter and more compact than the one that has been installed in the Zoe since its launch in 2012. It consumes less energy and is capable of faster charging times. The power output of 87bhp and torque of 162lb ft are unchanged from the current Zoe’s.

The revamped Zoe also features a new version of the Chameleon charging system, which allows faster charging at home using 3kW and 11kW chargers. It can still be charged at 22kW at fast charging points.

Renault’s revised Zoe will be available in the UK later this year. 

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