Renault is preparing to launch the second generation of electric city car, the Zoe. Renault has designed this ‘Zoe 2’ to compete head on with the European popular, Volkswagen e UP! And the recently launched Peugeot e-208.
Renault has promised longer drivingpleasure with the use of bigger batteries withour moving the selling price bymore than 1000 euros (about RM5k). The new battery pack will follow the currenttrend of increasing battery life. Also, if a 40 kWh model already exists today,it should gain about 10 kWh (to about 50 kWh) which should increase the drivingdistance of about 80 km (WLTP cycle). Therefore, the total driving distance ofthe Zoe 2 should exceed 400 km which is about current industry requirements.
Current 2019 Zoe and its power-unit
According to the latest figures provided by Renault, a record 39,458 Zoe’s were sold in 2018. More information will be shared after its launch this week. Malaysia? No news yet from the local office.