Renault ZOE charges in to tackle ‘range anxiety’

The new Renault Zoe
The new Renault Zoe

Renault Group Ireland has announced pricing and specifications for the new Renault ZOE Z.E. 40, which has the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle – 400km, which Renault estimates as 300km of range in real-world driving.

Fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery, ZOE now offers double the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) driving range compared with when it was first released. Users no longer need to worry about charging their car as often and can put it to a wider variety of uses. The ZOE’s new driving range also removes much of the psychological barrier that stands in the way of buying an electric car – so called ‘range anxiety’.

New ZOE, which has a 5-star Euro NCAP rating, is now available from €23,490. This price which includes SEAI grant of €5,000 and VRT relief is for the entry Expression Nav version, with a 22 kW/h battery. The Z.E. 40 battery is standard on the Dynamique Nav and top of the range Signature Nav versions, at €27,490 and €29,990.  All ZOE pricing now includes the battery, so there is no need to worry about the additional expense of a battery lease.

There are more than 100,000 Renault electric vehicles in Europe today, with more than one in four EVs in Europe a Renault. Renault has been Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle brand since 2010 and Renault ZOE is Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle.

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