electricity in the air
ZOE Z.E. Concept
Renault ZOE Z.E. Concept, presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009, announced Renault’s imminent arrival on the affordable electric vehicles market. The concept wanted to demonstrate that a fully electric vehicle could be appealing and attractive. According to the press kit: ZOE Z.E. Concept is “intended for those who make daily local trips and are looking for health and well-being in their vehicle”.
With this fully electric concept, Renault demonstrated how to save energy. With its roof covered with solar panels, ZOE Z.E. Concept could recover energy and optimize management of air-conditioning, to extend autonomy. Renault also offered 3 battery charging options: standard (4 to 8 hours), fast (20 minutes, on a special station) or “Quickdrop” (which is a rapid battery exchange at the station).
Listen to the silence, with Renault ZOE Z.E. Concept, with its fully electric and completely silent engine.
Renault ZOE Z.E. Concept targeted city users in particular for their home/work commute. In the front and in the rear, the protections of ZOE Z.E. Concept were made from polyurethane gel. This gel was created like a second skin to protect the vehicle from small daily impacts (or near-impacts) in a city environment.
- Performance and engine
fully electric 70 kW engine (approx. 95 hp)
140 kph max
indicated driving range of 160 km
- dimensionsLength 4,10 mWidth 1,84 mHeight 1 ,51 m
two-box concept car
Renault ZOE Z.E. Concept established Renault as a forerunner, on a then-fledgling electric car market, with its affordable range. The standard Renault ZOE Z.E. was launched in 2012. In addition, the “Quickdrop” system presented on the concept would be used on Fluence Z.E. on certain markets (including Israel).