Previewed at the last Paris Motor Show 2016, the new Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 represents a major step forward in the field of electric vehicles, reaching autonomy almost comparable to that of traditional car: thanks to a new battery, in fact, the French supermini declares autonomy (according to the NEDC European cycle) equal to 400 km, corresponding to about 300 km in real conditions.
Aesthetically, the new Zoe does not propose any particular change from the past, remaining almost unchanged from the point of view of design and confirming a modern and dynamic line: the only differences are the new exterior colors (Intense Red and Titanium Grey), a new kind of 16-inch alloy wheels and black interior trim.
Technically, the new model of the lozenge is equipped with a 41 kWh lithium-ion 41 battery, almost double the previous one, amounting to 22 kWh. With this new equipment, the autonomy of the Zoe is now more than enough for the vast majority of motorists, although mileage, of course, may depends (in a manner also sensitive) by the style of driving and weather conditions. As for the charging time, the Cameleon system (patented by Renault) promises times from 2 to 6 times faster than those of the main rivals, allowing you to recover up to 120 km of real autonomy in just 30 minutes of “refueling” .
Pending therefore desirable government incentives for green cars, the new Renault Zoe 2017 is proposed as one of the most interesting electric vehicles currently on the market. Despite having a price still quite high compared to a conventional four-wheel, this model might therefore represent a viable alternative for those traveling many Km in the city and in the medium range. We close with a look at the prices: Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 is available in Italy with prices from 25,000 euros in the Flex version (renting the car battery), and from 33,000 Euros (buying the battery).