Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles

Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF.

According to Les Echos, the new versions of both models will be ready in 2017 with double the range of today’s Renault-Nissan electric cars.

In the case of the next-gen ZOE, Beatrice Foucher, Director of Renault’s electric program, stated that the aim is 300 km (186 miles) of real-world range (and 400 km stated on NEDC).

The current generation of ZOE can go 210 km (130 miles) in NEDC testing.

Nissan apparently could equip the new LEAF with a 48-kWh battery pack, according to the report out of France.

Les Echos sees progress in battery technology, as well as in falling prices per kWh – from $1,000 in 2010 to $400 in 2014 and $180 in 2025 (forecast).

Source: Inside EVs via Fuel Included News

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    Trevor Larkum
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    Interesting and potentially huge news is coming out of France in regards to the new, next generation Renault ZOE and next-gen Nissan LEAF. According t
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    #13925

    sandy
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    I could say FFS! I’ve only just bought one…. but I guess this is the nature of the game. Hopefully its jut a bigger capacity battery and us “renters” will get the option of an upgrade.

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    ‎D
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    I’ve asked our dealer to confirm what the PCP payments would be for 3 years instead of 4… If the GFV is a little higher, the payments might not go up too much; which would mean swapping early 2018 instead of 2019, which might make it feel less like we’re driving old tech around then!

    #13939

    sandy
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    I don’t mind driving old tech to be honest, which is why I’ve got a 13 year old Still and a 24 her old mini, its just when they break I get fed up… which is why Still is going, getting to that point where I feel it’s going to start needing more time dedicated to it to keep it going.

    I didn’t feel depreciation would increase significantly with the Geneva model being announced. Woo 10 more miles but no rapid charge. Depreciation might hit when range has been doubled. Still Renault could pull a blinder and release an updated battery pack for all the MK1 owners, stranger things have been know to happen I guess.

    M’eh, i’ll have my Zoe in 11 days, let the fun times begin.

    #13940

    ‎D
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    The version mentioned in this article is the double-range version in 2017. I’m not interested in the 10% more no-rapid-charge one; but if the monthly cost increase for 3 years is small; it’d be good to swap for a double-the-range EV in 3 years instead of 4.

    We won’t do it if the cost is significant; but I’d at least like to know the difference to decide if it’s worthwhile 🙂

    #13941

    mgjackson
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    We’re on the bleeding edge of car technology. Enjoy the ride 🙂

    We’re gonna see some exciting new cars in the next few years, and see some interesting problems – I reckon the charger network which isn’t that stable at the moment will collapse under the weight of new EVs.

    #13942

    sandy
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    Jeez I hope not. Hopefully the Government are well informed by Society of motor traders etc and see that the infrastructure needs to be there first.

    Who am I kidding, I work at a council office which has 4 charge points…. and with me getting a zoe that’s 3 staff who’ll be using them… not to mention the 20 council vehicles that could drop by at any time.

    #13958

    mgjackson
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    Our local council has put in 7 chargers – only two are on CYC’s map, and they are locked away in a council carpark so not available to the public in office hours.

    4 are outside country hall, but shared with a car share club, so even if you saw them, you wouldn’t be sure that they were available. The other charge point was put out in a remote location in Mote Park and has been terminally vandalized.

    The 2 charge points that are marked as ‘coming soon’ on Zap-map have been like that for over a year and there’s no sign of them being installed.

    Pretty inept really.

    #13963

    Surya
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    I just hope they also offer the new battery as an upgrade for existing ZOEs, as promised on at least two occasions.

    #13970

    Samsam
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    @mgjackson, Stratford-upon-Avon is the same. 8 charge points. 2 are 13amp sockets, 4 have a car club permanently plugged in, 1 is locked away in a council car park with a council staff member plugged into it which leaves 1 free to use. I’m hoping with a bit of pressure, the council will drop the e-car club which will free up 4 chargers.

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