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Renault ZOE crowned Best Car of the 2012 Paris Motor

Renault s subcompact electric the ZOE, has can recharge in 30 minutes, has an driving range of 90 miles, has an price, and was named the Best Car of the 2012 Paris Motor

The Paris Auto Show for a few years, been a major for electric vehicles. This the Renault ZOE won 51% of the vote required to be as ‘Best Green Car of the 2012 Motor Show’. The Renault ZOE is an electric car, with a low price tag, flexible powered charging system, and an driving range up to 90 miles.

The ZOE was shown as a concept car at the 2009 Motor Show. It was positioned as an compact urban car, of a 90 miles/hr top speed and driving of up to 100 miles. At that time specified the charging times as 4-8 using a level 2 charging or a high speed charging giving a full recharge in 30 minutes, or a 3 minute battery

Note that Renault is the partner of Better Place, who is out a growing network of battery stations in Israel, Denmark, and next year in the San Francisco Bay

At the 2012 Paris Motor Renault was able to show details, as they prepare the car for official launch later year. With the ‘Range system, Renault says the ZOE is to optimize real-world range all driving conditions. For the driving in built-up areas drivers can between 100-150 km (62-93 of driving range.

One expects that built up means city driving, and driving range in highway would be less.

The Caméléon charger is the ZOE’s flexible system that automatically the charging rate to match the power. Charging rate is between between 30 minutes and hours depending on the sort of available at the charging station. The 9 charging time is via a 3 kilowatt AC (single-phase 240 volt) outlet, the 30 minute charge time is via a 43 kilowatt three phase outlet.

This charge 43 kilowatts, is more than the theoretical limit of the J1772 cord used available in the however J1772 charging generally top out at 6-7 kilowatts. This the ZOE capable of fast charging via a different from both the and SAE DC Fast Charging system. The of the latter two systems is that the (AC to DC conversion) is located outside the but then those charging are the size of a large refrigerator.

Because the ZOE accepts three AC power, the AC-DC conversion is on-board, and the whole unit be much smaller than the CHADEMO station.

To accompany the ZOE, the company is also a massive roll-out of fast stations that are claimed to be to use and up to four times more to run.

The starting price for the ZOE is €20,700 ($26,820), and in France the car for a €7,000 deduction ($9,069), the starting price effectively ($17,751).

What’s not included in price is the battery pack. than sell the car and battery as a unit, Renault is leasing the pack separately from the In March, Renault said the lease price would from €79/month ($102/month) a contract covering 12,500km/year, miles/year, over a period of 36

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This lowers the up-front price by spreading the cost of the pack over several

The fast swap battery is missing from the 2013 ZOE. In its place Renault the 43 kilowatt fast charge front and center, and in June the staged a new world record for the distance traveled in 24 hours by a electric car. A ZOE completed 363 of the Aubevoye speed ring in a distance of 1,618 km (1005 in a 24 hour period.

This the former record of 1,280 km miles) by 25%. Two ZOE’s driven with a team of 15 taking turns. Twenty-four later the cars had achieved km and 1,506 km respectively of driving

This was made possible by the 43 charging system, and the winning car 18 fast charges in 24 hours.

The ZOE squarely in the subcompact sphere, a size similar to the Ford Its’ 0-60 miles/hr of 8 seconds is speedy enough.

It an in-dash infotainment system, the that is powered by Android. The is a 7 inch touch sensitive with a customizable home By default six icons show up: Multimedia, Phone, Vehicle, and Applications, and System.

It’s not how open the R-Link will be, there are security concerns installing apps in a car. Renault is starting an app store for the

In July, Renault confirmed that the ZOE would be officially by the end of 2012 and would begin orders for this car during the Auto Show. Renault is selling three electric Fluence ZE, Kangoo ZE and Twizy. The claims their market of the global market in electric totaled 30% at the end of May 2012 and 54% in Europe at the end of 2012.

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