2013 Renault ZOE is the new supermini electric vehicle by the French brand which will be available at dealerships next year's spring. ZOE is equipped with industry's most advanced technology, including 60 patents designed to deliver user-friendliness, range and connectivity.

This Renault electric vehicle is going to be available in three trim levels – Expression, Dynamique Zen and Dynamique Intens. In addition, the supermini is the first vehicle to be equipped with "Range OptimiZEr", which combines three major innovations, namely: new-generation regenerative braking, a heat pump and MICHELIN EnergyTM E-V tyres.

Thanks to this the driver will generally achieve around 60 miles in cold weather and 90 miles in temperate conditions. ZOE is the only electric vehicle which includes Chameleon charger. The latter is compatible with all power levels up to 43kW and it takes only 30 minutes to recharge the battery up to 80 percent.

ZOE is also first brand's vehicle to feature the new multimedia system Renault R-Link, which allows the drivers to control its functions without taking their eyes off the road. In details, the R-Link includes a large seven-inch display, steering wheel-mounted controls and voice recognition.

More importantly, this electric supermini generates power equivalent to 65 kW (88hp) and instantly delivers maximum torque of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft). Here the top speed is limited to 84mph.

Next, the gearshift-free acceleration vehicle in the Dynamique Zen trim recalls purity and wellbeing. Why? Because it is white, blue and chrome, with a light coloured interior ambiance. Furthermore, it is fitted with "Take Care by Renault" equipment as standard with active scent diffuser, ioniser and toxicity sensor together with Teflon seat protection.

Signature headlights feature LEDs that permanently light up recesses situated either side of the front air intake. In general the vehicle includes Renault's new design philosophy.

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Standard equipment on Expression:

  • R-Link – voice controlled TomTom satellite navigation with 7" touchscreen and voice control
  • 4x20W radio
  • USB port and SD Multimedia
  • Bluetooth®
  • ‘Range OptimeZEr' - new-generation regenerative braking, a heat pump and MICHELIN Energy E-V tyres
  • Chameleon charger
  • Z.E. Connect – remote monitoring of battery charge and range
  • Z.E. Voice – pedestrian warning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • LED DRLs
  • ESC
  • ASR Traction control
  • CSV Understeer control
  • HSA Hill Start Assist
  • Renault keycard
  • ISOFIX mountings on front passenger seat and outer rear seats
  • TFT instrument display
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Privacy glass to rear side and tailgate windows
  • RAID automatic door locking

Additional equipment on Dynamique Intens and Dynamique Zen:

  • 16 » Aerotronic alloy wheels
  • Renault keycard with hands free functionality
  • 4x35W radio with Arkamys digital sound
  • Z.E. Interactive – remote battery charging and air conditioning/heating activation
  • Z.E. Digital – remote access to R-Link store e.g. email access)
  • Automatic headlight activation
  • Automatic wiper activation
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Electric rear windows
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear parking camera (Dynamique Intens only)
  • ‘Intens' dark interior ambiance (Dynamique Intens only)
  • ‘Zen' light interior ambiance with Teflon seat protection (Dynamique Zen only)
  • ‘Zen Take Care by Renault' – active scent diffuser, ioniser, toxicity sensor - (Dynamique Zen only)

Optional equipment on Expression:

  • 16" Aerotronic alloy wheels
  • Renault i.d. paint
  • Metallic paint
  • Renault i.d. metallic paint
  • Automatic headlight and wiper activation
  • Renault keycard with hands free functionality
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 4x35W radio with Arkamys digital sound
  • Z.E. Interactive – remote battery charging and air conditioning/heating activation
  • Z.E. Digital – remote access to R-Link store e.g. email access)
  • Western Europe map for TomTom
  • TomTom Live services 3 year subscription
  • Easy Pack – rear parking sensors and automatic headlight and wiper activation
  • Comfort Pack - Renault keycard with hands free functionality and electric rear windows

Optional equipment on Dynamique Intens:

  • 17" Tech Run alloy wheels
  • Renault i.d. paint
  • Metallic paint
  • Renault i.d. metallic paint
  • Western Europe map for TomTom
  • TomTom Live services 3 year subscription

Optional equipment on Dynamique Zen:

  • 17" Tech Run alloy wheels
  • Rear parking camera
  • Renault i.d. paint
  • Metallic paint
  • Renault i.d. metallic paint
  • Western Europe map for TomTom
  • TomTom Live services 3 year subscription

Source: Renault