18 Facts About Renault Zoe


Renault Zoe, known as Renault Zoe E-Tech Electric since 2021, is a five-door supermini electric car produced by the French manufacturer Renault.

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The Renault Zoe was the top selling all-electric car in Europe for two years running, 2015 and 2016, and topped European sales in the broader plug-in electric car segment in 2016 and 2020.

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Renault Zoe Concept was shown to the public in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show to show the company's vision for a Clio sized electric car.

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Renault Zoe E-sport is a hot hatch electric car concept unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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Production version of the Renault Zoe was announced in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Retail customer deliveries began in limited number in France in December 2012, and Renault Zoe planned to increase availability during the first quarter of 2013.

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The first Renault Zoe was delivered to Arnaud Montebourg, French Minister of Industrial Recovery.

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The car features a charging system called "Cameleon" charger that allows the Renault Zoe to be charged at any level of AC power up to 43 kW, taking between 30 minutes and nine hours.

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In June 2015, Renault Zoe announced the introduction of a new, smaller electric motor called the R240, manufactured at its Cleon engine plant.

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The R110 will be the first Renault Zoe motor certified under WLTP and sales would start by the end of the 2018 summer in Europe.

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The Renault Zoe became the top selling all-electric vehicle in the country in January 2013, and kept the monthly lead through December 2013, representing 62.

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Renault Zoe was officially launched in the Norwegian market in April 2014, though retail deliveries began in late March.

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Unlike other European countries, the Renault Zoe is sold in Norway with the battery pack included and there are no battery leasing options available.

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The Renault Zoe ranked as the world's 8th best-selling electric car in 2015.

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Also, the Renault Zoe topped European sales in the broader plug-in electric car segment, ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV, the top selling plug-in in the previous two years.

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In 2016 the Renault Zoe ranked again as the world's 8th best-selling electric car.

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Renault Zoe was one of the top three finalists for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year.

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In May 2010, a Parisian woman named Zoe Renault commenced legal action to try and force Renault to rethink their choice of name amid claims it would lead to mocking jibes.

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