The newest generation of the Renault Zoe is due to be launched in September 2019. Official information is still scarce, but it is now leaked that the updated battery electric vehicle will offer an increased output of around 95 kW and an improved range of 400 kilometres (WLTP).
This was broken by the French portal L’Argus. The portal also knows more about the CCS rapid charging system, which will be introduced with the new Zoe generation. The future Zoe will thus likely be able to charge up to 100 kW via CCS. Meanwhile, three-phase AC charging with 22 kW will continue to be possible.
Initially, Renault had confirmed the arrival of a new Zoe in its investment plan in mid-2018, flanked by speculation that the successor could grow in size, but would cost-consciously use the same electric drive as its predecessor. This refers to the R110 engine introduced in spring 2018, which already delivers 12 kW more than the previous R90. For the new vehicle, Renault will probably rely on a further improved version of the R110 engine with the above-mentioned 95 kW.
Optically, the Zoe II will be an evolution rather than a revolution, according to the report. First pictures, which were taken behind the scenes, indicated that a large part of the body remains. For the interior, the new Zoe electric car will take numerous elements from the Clio 5.
Renault’s Zoe has been on the market since March 2013 and has since advanced to the best-selling electric car in France and number two in Europe behind the Nissan Leaf. According to the recently published analysis by the ZSW, 114,310 Zoe models are currently on the road worldwide. In 2018 alone, 32,780 newly registered Zoe models were added. The debut generation of the electric motor has already been spiced up twice: in 2015 with a new engine and in 2017 with an improved battery.
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