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The latest and most interesting news on the Renault Zoe electric car

Zoe News September 2012 Week 3 – Future of Electric Car, First Test Drive

The Future of the Electric Car During this week Renault put out various technical briefings on the operation of subsystems in the Zoe and its other EVs. On 14 September Automobile Challenges carried an article giving details of the Zoe’s braking system, and its improvements over that in the Fluence ZE. In the Fluence ZE … Continue reading Zoe News September 2012 Week 3 – Future of Electric Car, First Test Drive

Zoe News September 2012 Week 1 – Moscow Motor Show, Zoe Chargemaster, Truth About Electric Cars

Moscow Motor Show On 4 September Renault’s blog featured the opening of the Moscow Motor Show, which ran until 9 September. Renault became the leading foreign brand on the Russian market in the first half of 2012, and the market is the Group’s third biggest market after France and Brazil. Renault displayed 21 vehicles on … Continue reading Zoe News September 2012 Week 1 – Moscow Motor Show, Zoe Chargemaster, Truth About Electric Cars

Zoe News August 2012 – Best Superminis, Cold Weather Testing

Best Superminis On 7 August Auto Express presented a ‘Best Superminis’ shortlist: ‘The 10 best superminis you’ll be able to buy in the coming months’. Zoe came number nine in the list: “No one has made a commitment to electric cars quite like Renault, and the Clio-sized Zoe is expected to be the big-seller, with … Continue reading Zoe News August 2012 – Best Superminis, Cold Weather Testing

Zoe News July 2012 – Crash Testing, Awards, LG Batteries, L’Atelier Renault, Start-Ups, Delay

Crash Testing On 2 July the second instalment of the Zoe Confidential blog gave details of the Zoe crash testing undertaken at Renault’s Lardy Technical Center. Lardy, which opened in 1951, handles testing of all Renault engines and gearboxes. In 2011 the centre set up an electric vehicle unit for testing the motors and batteries … Continue reading Zoe News July 2012 – Crash Testing, Awards, LG Batteries, L’Atelier Renault, Start-Ups, Delay

Zoe News June 2012 – Distance Record, Leipzig, Confidential Blog, Photoshoot, Reader Review, Goodwood

World EV Distance Record On 1 June the Zoe set a new world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by a production electric car. Zoe completed 363 laps of the Aubevoye speed ring in Normandy, a distance of 1,618 km, beating the former record of 1,280 km by 25%. Two Renault Zoe … Continue reading Zoe News June 2012 – Distance Record, Leipzig, Confidential Blog, Photoshoot, Reader Review, Goodwood

Zoe News April 2012 – Michelin Tyres, Fleet Show Debut, Voice Samples

Michelin Tyres On 11 April 2012 Michelin gave details of the tyres that would equip the ZOE, as previously announced by Renault at the ZOE Preview launch: “All Renault ZOE models equipped with 15 and 16-inch tyres will be fitted with the new MICHELIN ENERGY™ E-V tyres. These innovative products are in line with the … Continue reading Zoe News April 2012 – Michelin Tyres, Fleet Show Debut, Voice Samples

Zoe News March 2012 – TomTom, Chinese Copy, Climate Testing

TomTom SatNav Timed to coincide with the official 6 March launch of the Zoe, TomTom announced that it would partner with Renault to supply the navigation in the Zoe’s R-Link multimedia system. The press release stated: R-Link uses IQ routes and maps from TomTom. It also offers LIVE Services, including TomTom HD Traffic – giving … Continue reading Zoe News March 2012 – TomTom, Chinese Copy, Climate Testing