The new Renault Zoe with a 52 kWh battery will debut in Italy, ready to challenge many competitors born during these years of a new era of electric vehicles. Renault Zoe, in 2019, changes its face, changes technology and seeks to leave the city segment, thanks to increased autonomy and continuous charging.
Since its launch in 2013, 175,000 units (in 50 countries), Zoe in this generation has become an important element of the French strategy, which announced a 50% electrified assortment by 2022 with Z.E. (Zero emissions, 8 battery modelstwo have not yet been announced) and E-TECH, a hat that includes HEV (the already announced Hybrid Clio) and PHEV (Captur protagonist of our recent preview).
RENAULT ZOE: CONNECTORS
The new Renault Zoe is Europe's proof: the classic CCS combo connector, which includes Type 2 for AC charging and allows you to connect to fast stations for DC charging.
Recharge in alternating current (AC)
Zoe 2020 offers many options for charging with alternating current (AC) thanks to a charger chameleon on board adaptive system (single phase and three phase), which allows you to switch from refueling sips using a 2.3 kW household cable to a wall box or public speakers up to 22 kW. This is one of the best in terms of versatility and available charging options. Below is the recharge time in AC power at 100% battery charge:
- 2.3 kW (10A household cable): 32 hours
- 7.4 kW (single-phase wall box at 32 A): 9/10 hours
- 11 kW (three-phase speaker at 16 A): 6 hours
- 22 kW (three-phase speaker 32A): 3 hours
When is Renault Zoe 2020 charged? Prices vary depending on your supply, from home you can take 0.25 per kWh, which leads to the cost of a full charge for 13 euro,
How many kilometers do I take in one night from home? from 8 hours slow charge (cable, 2.3 kW) can be charged one hundred milesWith 8 hours of wallbox at 7.4 kW you get a range of at least 300 kilometers.
Forward Recharge (DC)
from new Zoe Z.E.50Renault opted for a cost-saving strategy and technical sophistication: an air-cooled on-board system supports up to 50 kW in direct currentdifferent from the choice of other manufacturers who have focused on a more sophisticated battery management system and are therefore able to control 100 kW (or more).
Connection via CCS Combo to a fast column in the District of ColumbiaRenault Zoe reload from 0 to 80% in just an hour (About 70 minutes). cost fast charging depends on the operator, Enel X (with the updated JuicePass solution) costs 0.50 / kWh, about 26 euros for a full tank.
Fast Charging DC, at Zoe 2019, optional from 700 available as standard on the Edition One (standard machine).
How many kilometers of autonomy with a 30-minute recharge of direct current at 50 kW? Quick charge restores 150 kilometers of autonomy in half an hour
ENGINE AND BATTERY
Renault ZOE 2020 with a 52 kWh battery uses 400 V system which powers the synchronous motor available in two versions: 80 kW (108 resumes) and 100 kW (135 hp) with a torque of 225/245 Nm.
The Renault Zoe battery retains the same dimensions and previous structure: a large capacity is the result of optimizing the internal layout of cells and control electronics, which has increased autonomy: apparent power 58 kWhusing 6 kWh used by the manufacturer (as is the case for all electric vehicles) to create a “bearing” capable of optimizing the battery life over time and avoiding the terrible full charge / discharge.
B mode a novelty of this generation that covers conductor to the pedal, increasing energy recovery during braking and deceleration.
Zoe Z.E. 50 states 395 kilometers of autonomy in the WLTP cycle for R110 with 80 kW engine e 386 kilometers for the R135 with a 100 kW engine, standardly equipped with 15 "and 16" wheels and optionally up to 17 ", all are equipped with Michelin Primacy 4 tires.
If an increase in performance is perceived with the 100 kW version, remember that maximum speed 140 km / h (135 km / h for an 80 kW engine), making it clear that Renault intends to travel, but not emphasize the suburban character.
The new engine goes to improve mainly in recovery, facilitating overtaking in non-urban areas and always very easily confirming yourself in a pair and able to push Zoya without problems. From Matera to Castelmezzano, passing through Kraco, there were many lifts and backs that can be easily overcome even in the eco-mode, which dampens acceleration when we strive for speeds outside the city, but does not reduce the speed in the city too much or when the car picks up steam need it.
Due to the high rigidity of the frame, which is facilitated by the low center of gravity, which keeps it glued to the ground, even forcing the foot in the turns of the hairpin and using the sports mode to start forward forward in all possible ways, Renault Zoe cannot cope with the steering wheel, what if it were more direct and precise, he would allow us to have a very funny toy in our hands to look at the bends. Calibration, on the contrary, focuses more on the city and travels, choosing ease of maneuvering, an excellent turning radius and smoothness in any situation.
AUTONOMY AND THE TRUE CONSUMPTION TEST
Departure from Matera:
- Battery: 100%
- Remaining autonomy: 360 km
Arrival at Craco:
- Battery: 82%
- Remaining autonomy: 267 km
- Miles walked: 60.8
- Average consumption from CBD: 15.4 kWh / 100 km
Arrival at Castelmezzano:
- Battery: 54%
- Remaining autonomy: 155 km
- Mileage: 128.5
- Average consumption from cdb: 16.7 kWh / 100 km
Arrival at Pietrapertosis:
- Battery: 52%
- Remaining Autonomy: 167
- Miles walked: 144.6
- Average consumption from CBD: 15.4 kWh / 100 km
NOTES: residual autonomy means what is calculated by a computer adapted to the driving style and course. Non-linear discharge of the battery, therefore, a mismatch in some percent, when calculating the consumed kWh.
DIMENSIONS, COCKPIT, INTERIOR AND SHOES
Renault Zoe offers sizes 4.084 mm length x 1.730 mm width x 1.562 mm height. Width with mirrors 1,945 mm. The trunk of the new Renault Zoe starts with 338 liters in a five-seater configuration and can reach 1225 liters, lowering the rear seat (60/40). The new Zoe weighs 1,502 kilograms (empty weight in working condition).
Among the major improvements of this third generation, we find quality finishes and comfort. silence in the passenger compartment, the speed is estimated by the tangential speed, and on the freeway, aerodynamic noise is significantly reduced, as a result of which tire rolling becomes the main source of sound. Great test also for comfort from a suspension group really tested on rough roads full of holes leading from Matera to Castelmezzano thanks to the soft damping setting.
Noticeable changes in interior: the dashboard is changing, it is becoming more modern and more enjoyable, but at the same time more adult and less ductile thanks to both the soft part that follows what was done for Clio and Captur, and recycled fabric inserts that contribute to the green soul of the feed Zoe has 60% production emissions for this particular component.
INFORMATION AND APP
Easy Link is the heart of the new Zoe, which uses a 9.3-inch vertical tablet, already shown on the new Clio and Captur, updating the interface for receiving electrical information. The application also allows you to take advantage of the highlighted features, starting with the ability to plan travel on your smartphone, including charging at stations using the EV Route Planner, which can also be viewed on the infotainment screen in the car.
Inevitable opportunities remote control and remote charge control which can be started, controlled and programmed with attachment, including information about SoC (State of Charge) and information about the on-board computer.
If the Renault system is optimal to the level of completeness, offering all the necessary functions to the owner of electric vehicles, then infotainment proof Zoe returns sufficient smoothness, but not to the level of other competitors, with an interface that stumbles when working with more complex menu functions and improves if you use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, the standard functions from the Life settings. Qi Wireless Charger for Zen Standard Smartphone
RENAULT ZOE: PRICE AND BATTERY FOR RENT
The price of the new Renault Zoe begins from 25.900 for R110 Life with the possibility of renting a74 battery per month for 7500 kilometers per year. Each increase of 2500 kilometers per year costs 10 more per month.
- LIFE R110: 25 900 euros
- R110 ZEN: 27,100 euros
- R135 ZEN: 27,700 euros
- INT1 R135: 29,300 euros
- FIRST EDITION (R135): € 31,300
To calculate the price of Renault Zoe Z.E. 50 s the battery belongs enough add 8,200 euros by the numbers shown in the mirror above.
However, it should be borne in mind that most Zoe customers have always opted for a rental battery version that guarantees replacement if the capacity drops below 75% of the original, at any time during the life of the car.
Renault Zoe may use state eco-bonuses and regional incentives
Exhibition a life It includes standard automatic headlights and wipers, automatic emergency braking, power windows, 15-inch steel wheels, 6.5 m type 2 cable, automatic climate control, 10-inch digital gauges, autostart, fully LED headlights, network connection and the whole application , cruise control and limiter, electrically adjustable mirrors, Easy Link 7 "with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RENAULT ZOE
Founded in 2012 with the first model, Renault Zoe immediately established itself as an electric town with a range of 150 kilometers. In 2015, a 65 kW engine developed by Renault was introduced, and in 2016, the ZOE Z.E. 40, we switched to a 41 kWh battery, which promised 300 kilometers of real use.
In the second generation in 2018, the power was updated with the introduction of an 80 kW electric motor, and today, in 2019, there are so many new components, starting from the platform, which is changing, despite the choice of maintaining the previous structure of the battery pack. Superior in technology and strong 52 kWh of net power for a weight of 326 kg.
In addition, a 100 kW engine also appears, which increases the power needed to enable Zoe to move to a new model that can cover even greater distances thanks to the ability to quickly charge with direct current. However, turning Zoe towards electricity on the tour also depends on the choice of using fabric consisting of 100% recycled carded yarn, an Adient Fabrics France project that uses leftover fabric, seat belts and recycled plastic bottles to reduce environmental impact, including thanks to short-cycle production without chemical and thermal changes, as well as 60% CO2 emissions compared to the standard procedure.