New Renault Electric ZOE S Edition Offers Better Features


    Cars Renault ZOE

    Published on February 11th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

    February 11th, 2019 by  

    The new Renault ZOE S Edition boasts better features and more affordability. Find out what it means for our European drivers as an alternative to the Nissan LEAF.

    The Renault ZOE’s features now include:

    • BOSE stereo and reversing camera with DAB radio
    • hands-free keycard
    • rear parking sensors
    • automatic wipers and lights
    • Renault ZOE S Edition priced starting at £19,270 OTR (including Plug-in Car Grant UK)
    • the ZOE’s battery can be bought with the car or leased, with battery leasing beginning at £59 per month.

    In 2018, Renault was the #1 electric vehicle manufacturer in Europe with a 22% market share.

    Things are looking up for the electric ZOE, if not for Renault, which has been left in the awkward position of having its CEO and Chairman in a Japanese jail. (Carlos Ghosn is being held in jail in Japan after a nefarious internal coup at Nissan in case you missed that. In the meantime, Renault is announcing a facelift on its Nissan LEAF competition, the ZOE.)

    The new version of the Renault ZOE is the company’s top-of-the-line option. The Renault ZOE S Edition replaces the earlier Signature Nav model with a host of equipment. Renault was able to squeeze it out with a small premium over the entry-level Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav.

    Among the above-mentioned features, Renault added leather and textile seats in its new ZOE S. The driver seat now has lumbar adjustment also. Customers can choose 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels or upgrade to 17-inch ‘Black Optemic’ alloy wheels.

    The Renault ZOE S comes with the company’s voice-controlled satellite navigation through an embedded 7-inch touchscreen tablet in the center console. It seems that last feature is now standard on all Renault ZOE vehicles.

    The ZOE can charge remotely through a smartphone app, and you can pre-condition (preheat or pre-cool) the car.

    Finally, Renault gives its ZOE drivers a choice of 2 electric motors for both the ZOE Dynamique Nav and the ZOE S Edition. The Q90 boasts 68 kW (91 hp) and 225 Nm (165.95). It offers a Quick Charge that gives it a 0 to 80% charge in 65 minutes with a 43 kW charger.

    The R110 motor has an extra 19 hp (14.16 kW), with improved performance between 50 MPH and 70 MPH.

    Both cars use the Z.E. 40 battery pack and have a WLTP-rated range of 186 miles.

    To entice new drivers, Renault ZOE throws in a free 7 kW wall box.

    Renault ZOE Pricing

    Model kW (hp) Range (WLTP
    CO₂ Band BIK OTR after PiCG
    Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav R110 80 (107) 186 A 9% £18,420
    Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav Q90 65 (88) 186 A 9% £19,170
    Renault ZOE
    S Edition R110
    80 (107) 186 A 9% £19,270
    Renault ZOE
    S Edition Q90
    65 (88) 186 A 9% £20,020

    Battery Pricing & Battery Leasing from £59 per Month

    Full Purchase Pricing

    Model kW (hp) Range (WLTP
    CO₂ Band BIK OTR after PiCG
    Renault ZOE i Dynamique Nav R110 80 (107) 186 A 9% £25,020
    Renault ZOE i Dynamique Nav Q90 65 (88) 186 A 9% £25,770
    Renault ZOE i
    S Edition R110
    80 (107) 186 A 9% £25,870
    Renault ZOE i
    S Edition Q90
    80 (107) 186 A 9% £26,620

    *WLTP range is 186 miles. Renault estimates a real-life range of 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in winter. 


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    About the Author

    Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn’t until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. His communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: “There are more solutions than obstacles.” and “Yesterday’s Future Now”

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