How To Maximize Renault ZOE Range – Video

AUG 10 2015 BY MARK KANE 24

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Depending on the version, the Renault ZOE can go up to 210 km / 130 mi (Q210 version) or 240 km / 149 mi (R240) – on the European NEDC cycle.

Real world range on the Zoe however is lower than that, as is the case of all cars tested under NEDC.

Now Renault has released a video with advice on how to get the most range out of ZOE.  There are a few tips, including pre-conditioning and eco-driving.

“Advices and some practical and simple tools to help you minimize your electricity consumption and thus maximize the range of your Renault ZOE.”


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I could never understand how car dealers can legally place 2 different mileage ratings on the same vehicle type just because it’s in a different place in the world. Seems fraudulent and misleading and will result in disgruntled customers.

You have to drive carefully to even get the EPA mileage. The NEDC numbers are ridiculous.

Id have to disagree with you there. At least in the summer. The Epa nimber for my Leaf is 84 miles and i can do that towing my jetski on a single trailer with two people in the car. With no trailer and just my wife and I, i can get 100 miles per charge very easily. The most ive ever got on a charge was 115 miles and that was real driving not 35 mph.

Is that 100 miles of actual driving or are you multiplying the kWh/mile number by the usable pack size?

100 miles of actual driving and 84 actual miles pulling my new Sea doo Spark. My 2012 Leaf had 64,000 miles on it and my new 2015 Leaf turned 13,000 miles this morning. I learned not to trust the guessometer back in 2009 with the Mini E. Ive always relied on resetting tripmeter to determine distance travelled and distance to go.

Thats not true, I can easily beat the Tesla EPA range, with mine. The NEDC on the other hand isn’t really possible to beat in real life. The carmakers are complaining about Europe, having the most stringent CO2 emission rules, but the NEDC is a joke. Most cars have a laughable high MPGs and the rules for Plug-In Hybrids are absurd.

No, the J08 is ridiculous. The NECD is maximum range for careful driving. The EPA is average range for normal driving.

The J08 is more like range if driving slow and carefully and by slow i mean really slow, like 20 mph constantly.

Regulations are different in different parts of the world.

In the US, cars officially must use the EPA figures for MPG, and presumably for range / MPGe / Wh/mile as well.

Presumably the EU has similar regulations there as well with respect to the NEDC test results.

I think NEDC is more like an absolute maximum you can get out of the car driving like 70 km per hour. EPA is more like a real world number but if you drive 130 km per hour on the highway even EPA usually is a too high number.

just as the US uses the outdated MPG system the rest of the world is using Metric, so why doesn’t the US update their system with the rest of the world.

Dear miggy, with all due respect, most of us in the US don’t care that the rest of the world uses metric. We like the imperial measurement system and it works for us, thanks very much. And btw the NEDC rating system is proof positive that, just because Europe does something it isn’t necessarily better.

miggy said:

“just as the US uses the outdated MPG system the rest of the world is using Metric…”

Really? So why are Europeans, or at least the British, still using the “MPG” yardstick? Shouldn’t they be using KPG… kilometers per gallon?

Sadly, your argument fails to apply to real life.

@ Pushmi-Pullyu, in Europe the yard stick is the 100km.
For gas cars Liter of petrol or diesel for 100km, for electric cars kWh for 100km.



Yes I agree with both of you PP and HR that the US is slow to embrace and accept change for the better, however they should not hide with their head in the sand and hope for the best.

The Zoe is so much better looking than the Leaf. I really wish Nissan and Renualt would do more than just co-develop and actually offer all of the cars that they have developed in all the markets that Nissan and Renualt are in. I am sure the Zoe would sell well in US and Japan. I’d love to see it in Australia but I think that sales of BEV’s are so low here that it will be a long time before we get more than the Leaf.

A lot of UK owners say that the Eco-Button doesn’t changes a lot the resulting range.

I helps if you have a lead foot, but if you driving already careful it doesn’t changes the resulting range really, if any (depending on you air-con).

I heard on French forum that some people regularly reach the 200kms
Probably they have a very specific road pattern (70kph roads without stops and no traffic).

a Spanish journalist did reach 264 kms with a ZOE.

Jack – thanks for including that first link (edit: since deleted?), but I have actually beaten it, see here:

I know this guy 🙂

If you drive ZOE below or equal 80 km/h you can outperform NEFZ numbers in reality.


This argument boils down to “If you make an extreme enough effort at hypermiling, then you can beat even the inflated European test cycle numbers.”

That doesn’t help much for the average driver. EPA range ratings are useful, because they’re close to the average range that real-world drivers actually get with plug-in EVs. But when it comes to hypermiling, it becomes a lot more about the driver than the car. That’s not a useful yardstick by which to compare different cars.

Subaru mpg numbers, can’t get.
Ford, can’t get.
Honda Insight: Better than listed.

Depends on the manufacturer.

They forgot the most important tip: configure the main display to show the current energy usage (in kW) in stead of total range driven. Best tool available by far.

True, it help a lot!
Not to mention that you become more aware of the energy needed to move around.