Renault Zoe electric hatchback has finally been unveiled for the Indian market. The vehicle made its public debut at the ongoing Auto Expo 2020. The Zoe is there just to preview Renault’s expertise in the electric space. Even if India is on launch radar, it will be put up against the Tata Nexon EV, Mahindra eKUV100 and Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming small electric car.
Powering the Renault Zoe is a 52kWh battery delivering a WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedures) claimed range of up to 385km on a single charge. The carmaker offers multiple recharging options including the optional DC charger. The electric compact car dishes out a peak power of 134PS and 245Nm of torque.
The Renault Zoe can do 0 to 100kmph in 9.5 seconds, while attainting a top speed of 140kmph. The hatchback’s battery can be charged up to 80% via fast charger in 1 hour 10 minutes. It comes with a single-speed gearbox and FWS (front-wheel drive) system.
Sporting compact dimensions, the full electric car from Renault comes with signature LED headlamps with chrome inserts and LED DRLs. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with Michelin Non EV tyres. Other design highlights include body coloured front door handles, hidden rear door handles, LED taillamps and LED turn indicators.
Inside, the Renault Zoe gets a new 10-inch TFT instrument cluster displaying important driving information. Compared to its old global model, the new one offers a completely redesigned dashboard with better finishes. There is the Renault Easy Link multimedia system with a large 9.3-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity.
With respect to safety, the Renault Zoe comes with an entire suite of safety systems including traffic sign recognition (TSR), active emergency braking system (AEBS), lane keeping assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), auto high/low beam headlamps (AHL) and blind spot monitoring (BSM).