RENAULT ZOE 2012 PREVIEW: ZERO-EMISSION EVERYDAY CAR
The Renault ZOE definitions:
Renault ZOE Preview provides a realistic glimpse of the forthcoming mass-market Renault
electric car of the same name.
• A Clio-sized car featuring Renault's new brand identity, including the new front-end
• ZOE Preview benefits fully from Renault's electric vehicle expertise:
o It combines specific electric vehicle features (fully-integrated battery, compact
motor) with range management and optimisation aids
o It packs everything expected of a B-segment car, including a roomy interior, a
spacious boot, manoeuvrable handling in built-up areas, reassuring road
holding when motoring out of town and, of course, attractive looks.
• Renault ZOE Preview's equipment package is tailored to pamper its occupants:
o A climate control system incorporating humidity level adjustment,
o A toxicity sensor for cleaner cabin air,
o An active relaxing or stimulating scent diffuser,
o Light therapy thanks to light emitted by the central display screen.
Renault ZOE Preview's fluid, sensuous lines demonstrate that electric cars can not only be
attractive but that they can also be enjoyable daily drivers. The vehicle on display at the Paris
Motor Show is a near-definitive representation (90 per cent) of the vehicle that will be
manufactured at Renault's Flins plant, France. Its launch is scheduled for mid-2012.
ZOE Preview is evidence that 'zero-emission' cars can combine sensuous, reassuring, sculpted styling
with the promise of real driving enjoyment.
The forward position of its windscreen and the teardrop form of its rear end emphasise the impression
of fluidity, while its specific electric-car architecture permit a blunt bonnet and an intake-free front-end
which contribute to its compact footprint and efficient aerodynamics.
It stands at just 4.10 metres in length and is powered by a 60kW (80hp) motor with torque of 222Nm
that enables it to zip silently through city traffic. ZOE Preview is also ideal for out-of-town journeys
thanks to its 19-inch wheels and reassuring, profiled flanks.
Renault ZOE Preview's battery can be charged in one of three ways:
• Standard charge: This will be the most common method of charging. The Z.E. would be
charged at home or at a publically-accessible charging point. A full charge will take between
3.5 and 8 hours, depending on model (Twizy, 3.5 hours and Kangoo Z.E., ZOE Preview and
Fluence Z.E. between 6 and 8 hours). For charging at home there are two methods: either a
connection via a Wall-Box (this protects the domestic circuit) or an EVSE (Electric Vehcile
Supply Equipment) offered as an option. The recommended option is the Wall-Box with the
advantages of ergonomics, speed, load optimisation and protection of both the domestic
circuit and the vehicle.
• Fast charge: In emergency, when the customer needs to charge the battery quickly, they can
connect via a public fast charge point. This will give 37 miles range in less than 10 minutes or
80% battery capacity in 30 minutes. Quickcharge will be available on ZOE Preview and, at a
later date, on Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Express Z.E..
• Quickdrop battery exchange stations: In some countries, Quickdrop battery exchange
stations will be available. The customer will be able to change his depeleted battery for a
fully-charged battery in just three minutes. This scheme is currently planned in Israel and
Denmark, in partnership with Better Place.
Renault ZOE Preview – Technical Specification:
Standard rims (inches) 7 J 19
Length (mm) 4,086
Width (mm) 1,788
Height (mm) 1,540
Wheelbase (mm) 2,575
Front track (mm) 1,578
Rear track (mm) 1,578
Front overhang (mm) 815
Rear overhang (mm) 696
Kerb weight (kg) 1,392
Tyres Specific Michelin tyres
Boot volume (dm3) (VDA) 292
Transmission Direct drive with reducer and
Power EEC (kW/hp) 60/80
Torque EEC (Nm) 222
NEDC combined cycle range (km) 160
Steering and brakes:
Power steering Electric, variable rate
Turning circle (between kerbs) (m) 10.35
Parking brake Electric
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd) 0.29
Top speed (Kph) 135
0-100kph (s) 8.1