Renault displays its new electric models

The new Renault ZOE.
The new Renault ZOE.

Renault Ireland showcased its brand-new Kangoo Z.E. 33 van, the ZOE Z.E. 40 and quirky electric Twizy at the SEAI Energy Show 2018 in the RDS last month, where each vehicle was available for a test drive.

Renault has been Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle brand since 2010. The new Kangoo Z.E. 33 boasts the longest driving range of any electric LCV currently on the market. In NEDC tests, Kangoo Z.E. 33 recorded a 270km range, which equates to a real-world range of 200km in summer or 120km in colder winter weather.

This extended range has been achieved with an increase in battery capacity from 22 kWh to 33 kWh, enabling more Renault customers to electrify their businesses. The new Kangoo Z.E. 33 is available from €28,190 after the SEAI grant of €3,800 (battery included).

At 400km, the Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 has the longest NEDC range of any mainstream electric car. The Z.E. 40 battery provides an exceptional real-world range of 300km in summer and 200km in cold winter. ZOE is Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle and prices start from €23,490 including battery and SEAI grant (€27,490 with the Z.E. 40 battery).

The quirky and instantly recognisable two-seater Renault Twizy is perfect for urban driving and starts from €9,995, offering battery hire based on distance travelled.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.