Renault ZOE DC Charging Test Reveals Peak Power Of 46 kW

But the maximum power is available just up to around 30% state-of-charge (SOC) and then fades slowly to about 25 kW at 80% SOC.

Fastned, one of the most known European fast-charging networks (focused mostly in the Netherlands and surrounding countries), recently checked out the all-new Renault ZOE with CCS Combo DC fast charging capability at one of its stations. Here are the results.

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)
2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

The ZOE is the first Renault with an optional CCS inlet (the previous generation had only AC Type 2 inlet for 1 or 3-phase charging), which allows for the most versatile charging:

  • 1-phase charging up to 7.3 kW
  • 3-phase charging up to 22 kW
  • DC (within the basic range of 50 kW)

According to Fastned, the ZOE with Z.E. 50 battery pack (52 kWh usable and estimated 55 kWh total), can accept up to 46 kW peak power from an external DC charger.

46 kW is not much, but we would not complain, because the ZOE is a city car after all.

However, as we can see on the chart, once the battery state-of-charge (SOC) hit about 30%, charging power steadily tapers down. It lowers to about 25 kW at 80% SOC.

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    Trevor Larkum
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    But the maximum power is available just up to around 30% state-of-charge (SOC) and then fades slowly to about 25 kW at 80% SOC. Fastned, one of the mo
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    I loved my 1st gen ZOE and was sad when I had to sell it. I drive a 2014 Leaf now and it’s not nearly as nice and gets a lot less range on a same size battery.

    But for my next EV I am not considering the new ZOE. It is perfect in every way but one: 50kW charging is not enough going forward. Yes, it’s mainly a city car, but when driving in the city I charge at home, so I don’t even need 50kW CCS then. No, I need that when leaving the city. And that’s when charging speed is even more important then total range. For that reason I’m considering an ID3 or e208. The e208 has less range, but a higher charging speed, and on long trips that will save me a lot of time when those 100kW+ chargers become common place in the next 5 years.

    I really do wish the ZOE came with 100kW DC charging, I would not consider any other cars if that were the case.

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    Trevor Larkum
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    @surya I agree, charging should be above 50kW these days. So it seems particularly mad that Renault replaced its 43kW AC charging with DC charging – as an expensive option – that tops out at 46kW.

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