TC Euro Cars has officially announced the availability of the Renault ZOE. Offered here in limited units, the pure-electric supermini is priced at RM145,888.
Unlike many other electric vehicles which are converted from existing fuel-powered models, the five-door hatcback is designed from the ground up as a pure-electric vehicle. Driving it is a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil that delivers 88PS from 3,000 to 11,300 rpm and peak torque of 220 Nm from 250 rpm. At full charge, the ZOE has a driving range of 210 km (based on New European Driving Cycle).
Mated to an automatic transmission, the electric motor is powered by a 22kWh lithium-ion battery pack positioned in the centre of the chassis. Full charging times for the ZOE ranges from four hours on a 7kW fast charger to nine hours on a regular 3.6kW charger. The latter is included with the purchase of the car.
The ZOE is equipped with 16-inch wheels, and a bright colour scheme in the cabin to reflect its ‘eco’ traits. Its list of features and equipment include a seven-inch Renault R-Link touchscreen display with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a keyless entry system with walkaway lock, and a 12V power socket.
Also offered are cruise control, speed limiter, automatic climate control with temperature and humidity sensors, automatic wipers as well as daytime running lights. Ample storage space is available with 338 litres of boot space which expands to 1,225 litres with the rear seat folded.
On the safety front, the ZOE boasts four airbags (dual front and head-and-chest side airbags for driver and passenger), ABS with EBD, ESC and ASR, height adjustable three-point front seatbelts with pretensioners, and ISOFIX child seat anchors on the outer rear seats and front passenger seat.
As mentioned, the Renault ZOE is priced at RM145,888 (on-the-road after GST, without insurance). Service intervals are 10,000km or six months. The price includes a three-year or 100,000km mileage manufacturer’s warranty, five-year or 100,000 km electrical powertrain warranty, and a five-year or 100,000 km traction battery warranty.
The car is only available in one colour – Glacier White.