Renault Zoe Electric Supermini Due In 2012
The car above is apparently the almost finished version of Renault’s next generation super-mini due for release in 2012.
The Renault Zoe is a purely electric car with what now seems to be the industry standard 100 mile range. We wonder how every electric car that’s announced seems to have a 100 mile range, almost with no exceptions, we know its an estimate and depends on conditions and driving style etc, but still you would think a few of them would have ranges something other than 100 miles, 101 perhaps just for a bit of one-upmanship.
This car has obligatory lithium-ion batteries powering the electric motor producing around 60kW, enough to send the Zoe’s not insignificant 1392kg to 100kph in just over 8 seconds and on to a top speed of 135kph.
Renault showed a Zoe concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (shown below), however that car was purely concept and clearly its design features were a long way from ever getting near a production line, this 2012 Zoe though is something else entirely in that Renault do plan to build it.
Some concept car touches remain in this 2010 Paris Motor Show version, including skin friendly climate control that wont dehydrate your delicately cared for epidermis, as well as some funky odour and lighting gadgets that probably wont make it into the final production car.
Out 2012, along with most other manufacturers electric car offerings, its going to be one busy year at the power station.
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