Renault Electric ZOE S

Renault Electric ZOE S

Editor Wakesho

The new Renault ZOE S Edition boasts better features and more affordability. It replaces the Signature Nav specification at the top of the two-trim ZOE range.

A BOSE stereo and a reversing camera to aid manoeuvring are the headline standard equipment for the S Edition, which also gets a leather-and-textile seat covering and a choice of either 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ or 17-inch ‘Black Optemic’ alloys ,with no additional charge for picking the larger wheels.

The driver seat now has lumbar adjustment also. Customers can choose 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels or upgrade to 17-inch ‘Black Optemic’ alloy wheels.

The entry-level ZOE Dynamique Nav trim continues to be available, with its standard roster of a hands-free keycard, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, automatic lights, climate control, a leather steering wheel, leather gearknob and electric windows all round, plus powered, heated and folding door mirrors.

A seven-inch touchscreen tablet incorporating voice-activated sat nav is also standard on both ZOE trim levels, which continue to be offered with a choice of the Q90 electric motor (which makes 88hp but supports quick charging) or the more powerful, but slower to charge, R110 version. Optimum range for both is 186 miles, dropping to around 124 miles in colder weather.

The Renault ZOE S comes with the company’s voice-controlled satellite navigation through an embedded 7-inch touchscreen tablet in the center console. It seems that last feature is now standard on all Renault ZOE vehicles.

The ZOE can charge remotely through a smartphone app, and you can pre-condition (preheat or pre-cool) the car.

Renault gives its ZOE drivers a choice of 2 electric motors for both the ZOE Dynamique Nav and the ZOE S Edition. The Q90 boasts 68 kW (91 hp) and 225 Nm (165.95). It offers a Quick Charge that gives it a 0 to 80% charge in 65 minutes with a 43 kW charger.The R110 motor has an extra 19 hp (14.16 kW), with improved performance between 50 MPH and 70 MPH.

Both cars use the Z.E. 40 battery pack and have a WLTP-rated range of 186 miles.To entice new drivers, Renault ZOE throws in a free 7 kW wall box.

The Renault Zoe features now include:

  • BOSE stereo and reversing camera with DAB radio
  • Hands-free keycard
  • Ear parking sensors
  • Automatic wipers and lights

Start price is at £19,270