Of late, Electric cars have started gaining people’s attention in the country, Manufacturers like Hyundai, MG and Tata Motors recently launched their electric cars in the country. In the coming years it is expected that electric vehicles will gain popularity and more and more manufacturers will enter into the the electric vehicle space. In the upcoming Auto Expo which is scheduled to happen in the first week of February will also feature a lot of electric vehicles from various manufacturers. One such car or the electric car that we expect to see the expo is the Renault Zoe EV.
Renault Zoe is not a new car. It was initially unveiled at Geneve Motor Show in 2012 and was later launched at Paris Motor show the same year. Ever since then Renault has been constantly giving the Zoe EV updates and in the form of cosmetic changes to make it look fresh. It is not a small hatchback and is likely to be as big as some of the premium hatchbacks currently available in the Indian market.
According to a report from Autocar India Renualt has already brought Zoe to India and are testing it in Indian road and weather conditions to get a better idea of the range. Just like other EVs in the market currently, battery pack of Zoe is also placed on the floor for better handling and to keep to centre of gravity low. This portion will get extra protection in order to protect it from the dust, water and even the speed breakers in our country.
The car gets all LED headlights with DRLs and tail lights, and has a very smooth or curvy design to it. International variants get 17 inch diamond cut alloy wheels which may change when it comes to India. On the inside, Zoe is feature loaded as it gets a 10 inch digital instrument cluster, 9.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless smartphone charger, electronic parking brake and so on.
The Zoe when launched is expected to be powered by 90 Bhp electric motor and is expected to get a range of somewhere between 300-350 kms on a single charge. Renault will also be assembling the Zoe in India to keep the costs in check. Renault Zoe is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 14-16 lakh when launched. It’s meant to be a brand builder, showing what Renault is capable of offering in the mainstream electric vehicle market.