"Trevor from MyRenaultZOE beat his personal best: a 228km range with his #Renault #ZOE!"
Tweets Renault Z.E., who directed us to Trevor's "My Renault ZOE" website, where we found the following information (edited for brevity) on the 142-mile (228 km) drive:
"It’s a year since I managed to persuade my ZOE to go 122 miles on one charge so, with the weather being mild, it seemed like a good time to try for another range record."
"This time I chose a more convoluted route (about 42 miles round trip) so I could avoid long stretches with speeds above 40mph, instead travelling mostly on back roads, through villages and an industrial estate, to keep my average speed down. I had prepared by inflating the tyres to 38psi, but otherwise the car was unmodified in any way. The air conditioning was on but since I was in Eco mode it was pretty feeble as usual."
"...by the time I got home on Friday night I had already done more than 130 miles. On Saturday morning I just drove locally to use up the remaining charge and got back home having reached 142 miles, with just 1% charge left. I had also achieved a dashboard display of 6.02 miles per kWh which I have never managed before."
142 miles is not really achievable in the real world. Trevor notes the following:
"Most of the time I had the speed limiter set to 30mph though I had to increase it on the unavoidable faster stretches. Conversely I decreased it to 20mph toward the end of the attempt."
It's not always possible or safe to drive at such slow speeds, but in the right situation, the ZOE can go 142 miles (maybe even more) on a single charge.
Source: My Renault ZOE