All Electric Renault Zoe ( Solar Thermal Magazine) – Here is a very nice world car from French automaker Renault that is likely to be very popular around the globe. This all electric car lets the consumer save on rising fuel prices and do their part to reduce atmospheric CO2 and also maybe stop the climate change after math that we are seeing every day.
The Renault Zoe all electric has several levels of charging speeds available ranging from a regular 4 hour charge to a 30 minute rapid charge that gets you to 80% of a full charge.
The Zoe starts at under 14,000 Euros and starts saving the consumer money as soon as they drive it off the lot.
Charging the Renault Zoe all electric car
The intermediate fast charge unit gets the car ready to go ( 80%) in just 1 hour. Either of these types of charges will give the owner a 90 mile range in the warm weather and 60 in the winter.
Here are the specifications for the car and technical details as well as 2 great video showing off the all electric Renault Zoe.
7kW Z.E. ready domestic wallbox fitted at your home (exclusive to retail customers)
ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and emergency brake assist
Carminat TomTom® navigation system
Chameleon™ charger allowing recharge between 30 mins and 9 hours
Charging cable (Type 2 Mode 3) with Z.E. bag
Climate control air conditioning with temperature and humidity sensors
Cruise control / speed limiter
Eco-mode with activation / deactivation button
Econometer, battery gauge, and integrated mileage counter
Electronic brake distribution (EBD)
Electronic stability control (ESC) with anti-skid regulation (ASR) and understeer control (CSV)
Hill start assist
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) automatic door locking
Range OptimiZEr: Heat pump, bi-modal braking system and Michelin
Z.E. Connect: remote monitoring of battery charge and estimated range
Z.E. Voice (low speed pedestrian warning)
4 x 20W Classic radio with 2 front and 2 rear double cone speakers and single antenna
Front driver and passenger airbags
Front side body and head airbag for driver and passenger
Glovebox (7 litres)
Height adjustable 3-point front seatbelts with pretensioners
Height adjustable headrests on outer rear seats
ISOFIX fittings on outer rear seats and front passenger seat
Passenger airbag (can be deactivated to fit child seat)
Reach and height adjustable steering wheel
Three-point side rear seat belts with load limiters
Tyre repair kit
USB port, Jack, SD multimedia, Bluetooth® handsfree phone capability and voice control
Z.E. Pre-conditioning of interior temperature from inside vehicle
(activate air con / heater whilst charging)
LED (Daytime Running Lights)
15″ Michelin ENERGY™ E-V tyres with 15″ Aerobase wheel trims
Black rear door handles with ZOE designer signature
Body coloured front door handles
Bi-halogen optical projector front headlights
Door mirrors electrically operated and heated
16″ Michelin ENERGY™ E-V tyres with Aerotronic 16″ alloy wheels
3D Digital sound system by Arkamys™, double aerial, two woofers, two rear double-cone speakers, and two tweeters
Western European mapping
Z.E. Digital (remote access to App store, e.g. email access)
Z.E. Interactive: remote battery charging, remote preconditioning and charge scheduling
Z.E. Live Services (HD traffic updates, speed camera alerts, google search and weather forecasts)
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.