Renault states that the ZOE Z.E. 40 (with a 41 kWh battery) is able to go up to 400 km / 249 mi (NEDC) or 300 km / 186 mi in real world driving conditions during the summer and 200 km / 125 mi during the winter.

Are those figures legit?

Bjørn Nyland recently tested the ZOE's range in Norwegian winter at speeds of up to 90 km/h (56 mph).

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Well, despite some headwinds, ZOE didn't disappoint, even with heating on. The electric car was able to cover 200 km (125 mi).

The other finding is that available energy is around 37 kWh out of 41 kWh total.

Details:

  • Total distance: 189.3 km (117.6 mi) with 16 km (10 mi) left so range is estimated at 205.3 km (133.6 mi)
  • Average speed 85.8 km/h (53.3 mph)
  • Average energy consumption: 18.7 kWh/100 km (30.1 kWh/100 mi)
  • Total consumption 35.0 kWh (estimated available 37 kWh out of 41 kWh).

Renault ZOE ZE40 winter range test (source: Bjørn Nyland)

Renault ZOE ZE40 winter range test (source: Bjørn Nyland)