Official: Renault ZOE Gets Increased Range

MAR 3 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 18

It’s official. Renault has announced that its electric ZOE will get increased range as it moves into the new model year. The range bump comes courtesy of several revisions to the ZOE electric car, which we reported on 3 months ago.

According to Renault, the revised ZOE gets a 30-kilometer bump in range, making ZOE “best-in-class” in terms of electric range.

Total range for the heavily revised ZOE now stands at 240 km (149 miles) NEDC, up from the previous rating of 210 km (130 miles) NEDC.  In terms of “real world”/EPA-estimated range, this new number equates to about 90-95 miles.

The upgraded ZOE will launch in countries across Europer later this year.

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The range improvements come mainly via Renault’s improved R 240 electric motor and its related components:

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Nice. But still no official word whether the 22kW-charging Zoe gets CCS.

No CCS, why ? Next ZOE with 480km NEDC will have some DC charging. Maybe CCS, maybe Teslas SC. This Generation is fine with AC charging. I am not happy that 43kw is gone, but people love destination charging, and so ZOE can be sold better WW.

Well, there are a lot more places you can charge with CCS than 43kW AC. 22kW AC and CCS would be a great trade off, but just 22kW AC and no DC is a step back.

Why not CCS? Because it would be the third fast charging system in Nissan-Renault group after they have pushed Chademo+fast AC. CCS is also the system of their direct german competitors.

“All current members of ACEA support the Combined
Charging System for Europe: BMW, DAF, Daimler,
Fiat, Ford of Europe, General Motors
Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar
Land Rover, MAN, Porsche, PSA,
Renault, Scania, Toyota Motor Europe,
Volkswagen, Volvo Cars, and AB Volvo.”

http://electricdrive.org/index.php?ht=a/GetDocumentAction/id/32209

So did i get that right. We expected the fast charging option to go away but they tweaked that and now it is still available in the 2016 model year?

Renault told me that customers will have a choice between the new and old setup. So slightly more range and more efficient slow charging or faster charging.
I wouldn’t want the car without the 43kW charging option, so I’m glad I own one of those.

I didn’t really know that much about the Zoe because it isn’t available in the US. Could someone convert the cost, size, battery capacity and maybe power output to compare it to the Leaf or Bolt?

Don’t forget who owns Nissan. And what this means for the LEAF.

I drive week ago Zoe 370mile.
it was 06.2014 model and 15k mile.
I managed to charge the car with Type2 AC 22kW constantly to 95% (QC AC 400V 32A) thanx to Chameleon charger that Zoe got.
weather was windy and 35F (+2 C).
Consumption was average 17.5-18.5kW/100km.
Zoe battery is 22kW.
We have 165 quick chargers in our very small country Estonia (EU). http://elmo.ee/charging-network/

Increased range “courtesy of a new electric motor”

So I assume the battery is the same size as before.

FINALLY. It is about time someone started upping the range on their EV. OK, the VOlt went from 35 to 38 miles and the Model S had some improvement with the dual motor version but other than that, it seems no one has really been extending range.

Personally I think this rise in range is to little to late. In that it would have been great a year or two ago but now things have changed a great deal.

What has changed? The Bolt? A vaporware car, that will not be available for at least next 3 years in Europe?

What has changed is the fact that this car and the Nissan leaf have been in production for almost five years and they have not had any range raises.

This raise in range would have been good two or three years ago. But now we are at a point were the battery packs are going to have to start to get bigger by at least 30% in one sitting to make this car a player on the main stream road.

Zoe is on sale for two year (from 2013).

Going cheaper by removing ducts between battery modules does not sound good. 🙁

Too many EVs with poor or nearly non-existent Thermal Management Systems.

They write about “ducts between modules” concerning the motor, not the batteries.