New ZOE The pleasure of driving 100% electric takes on a new dimension

  • High-performing / User-friendly / Assertive design

    Connected / High-tech / Dynamic / For all

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    “New ZOE makes you want to go further. We’ve designed a new generation of ZOE: at the forefront of electric performance and still more easy-going. New ZOE corroborates that the Groupe Renault is at the outposts of a 100% electric mobility for all.”

    Gilles Normand, Director of the Electric Vehicle Division of Groupe Renault

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    1/ New ZOE: electric mobility reinvented

     

    New ZOE is more high-performing than ever, notably thanks to its increased power and radius of action. Its assertive design gives it even more character. New ZOE offers a wide range of high-tech equipment serving both the driving comfort and the on-board experience. The pleasure of driving 100% electric takes on a new dimension!

    The launch of the third generation of Renault's flagship vehicle in its 100% electric collection is a major milestone in the Group's strategy for large-scale electric vehicle development.

    Seven years after the release of what has become Europe's best-selling urban electric car, New ZOE evolves in versatility, quality and technology. And it offers superior features, right from entry level, all while remaining affordable.

    This evolution is immediately obvious. On the outside, New ZOE shows its personality without losing its distinctive fresh design. The interior has been revolutionized, with a fully redesigned instrument panel and dashboard for improved comfort.

    On a technical level, New ZOE is both more autonomous, with a battery of 52 kWh lasting up to 390 kilometers in the WLTP* and has more recharging options thanks to the introduction of a direct current (DC) charge. With its more powerful 100 kW motor, New ZOE offers even more driving pleasure.

    Lastly, New ZOE is equipped with many innovative features and connected Renault EASY CONNECT services. Driving aids, a 10-inch display, the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, and a new urban mode are all designed to make everyday driving easier and more enjoyable.

    A pioneer and leader in electric mobility in Europe, Renault has unparalleled knowledge of the needs and expectations of this booming market. New ZOE is proof of this expertise.

     

    * WLTP autonomy (Worldwide Harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure, standardized cycle: 57% of urban journeys, 25% of suburban journeys, 18% of highway journeys), for the ZOE Life version. In the process of being approved.

     

    New ZOE has a unique advantage: it is the third generation of a vehicle already considered a standard-setter. We have used our experience in the electric mobility market to modernize all the services and technologies that were already held in high esteem by drivers.”

    Eric Feunteun, Director of the Electric Vehicle Program

     

    The story of ZOE in numbers

    Nearly a decade has passed between the initial presentation of the ZOE Z.E concept at the end of 2009 and the launch of New ZOE. In this time, Renault has established itself as a pioneer and leader in electric mobility, driven in particular by the success of its flagship model.

    A few numbers…

    Nearly 150,000 registrations by the end of May, 2019, and just as many drivers won over! ZOE sales have been growing steadily since its launch. Its cumulative sales make it the most prevalent electric vehicle on European roads.

    18.2% market share in Europe in 2018. With nearly 40,000 new registrations, ZOE accounts for nearly one in five electric cars sold on the continent. It is number one in sales in Germany, Spain, and France, where it achieved a 54.9% market share over the year.

    More than 60 awards across Europe. Regularly praised in the media, since 2014 ZOE has retained the title of “best electric car for under £30,000” awarded by the British magazine What Car?. ZOE’s successive developments have enabled it to achieve exceptional longevity.

    More than 4 billion kilometers traveled. The flagship vehicle of Renault’s 100% electric range has achieved the equivalent of over 10,400 Earth-to-Moon journeys without emitting a single gram of CO2 during use!

    One billion euro. In June 2018, Groupe Renault announced an investment plan to make France a center of excellence for electric vehicles within the Alliance. By 2022, it plans to double ZOE's production capacity at the Renault plant in Flins, near Paris.

    More than 40,000 people. This is the number of Groupe Renault employees involved in ZOE on a daily basis, from the sales network to engineering and assembly lines.

    … and some dates

    September 27, 2012. Renault creates a buzz at the Paris Motor Show with the official ZOE launch. Revealed a few months prior in Geneva, ZOE unveils its fluid lines and inviting interior for the first time.

    December 11, 2014. A new electric motor is unveiled, entirely designed and manufactured by Renault in France. Launched in the spring of 2015, it improves energy efficiency and allows ZOE drivers to enjoy 30 kilometers of additional autonomy with the same level of performance.

    November 30, 2016. The second generation of ZOE benefits from twice the autonomy thanks to the introduction of the Z.E. 40 battery. It is accompanied with new innovative connected services specifically designed to simplify route planning and recharging.

    February 19, 2018. The introduction of the R110 motor allows ZOE to gain 2 seconds when accelerating from 80 to 120 km/h. Not only is this enjoyable for the driver, but also reassuring when entering the highway or overtaking.

    March 21, 2019. Renault launches the first prototypes of ZOE equipped with reversible charging in the Netherlands. This full-scale experiment marks the advent of two-way charge solutions that will further enhance the role of the electric car in the energy transition movement.

    June 17, 2019. Renault reveals the third generation of ZOE with even more versatility, driving pleasure and comfort.

    2 / Design: an assertive character

    From the audacity of its youth to the dynamism of its adulthood, New ZOE has also reached a milestone in terms of design. The soft shapes of the previous generation now have more distinct characteristics that make the car stand out on the road as well as providing more seating.

    At the front, the completely redesigned contours of the sculpted hood converge into a large aligned diamond which opens onto the charging hatch. The new shape of the bumper incorporates chrome inserts in the grill and around the fog lights, enhancing the lower section.

    With the famous bright C-shape belonging to all new Renault vehicles, the new 100% LED lights create an expressive look. Where the dimensions of New ZOE haven’t changed, it gains in presence. It is confident and wears its electric nature with pride, the blue border around the Renault diamond logos acting as a reminder.

    Groupe Renault's designers have paid particular attention to the interior’s quality finishes, its comfort and the ergonomics. A noteworthy addition to New ZOE is the 10-inch driver's display - a unique feature available right from entry level.

    The soft, supple material and matte texture of the redesigned driving panel contribute to the chic and cozy ambiance. Under the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system screen, the completely reworked center console incorporates technological innovations designed by Renault for New ZOE: electronic gear lever, automatic parking brake, induction charger and more.

     

    Dynamic and precise, the design of New ZOE emphasizes the vehicle’s performance and its high-tech equipment, all dedicated to the user experience.”

    Agneta Dahlgren, Director of Electric Vehicle Design

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    Focus on exterior design

    Redesigned hood 

    New ZOE inaugurates a sculpted hood with lines that converge towards the center of the front face.

    Relatively short, this completely redesigned form contributes to the overall dynamism of the car. Structured around precise shapes, it complements the other developments made to the front section, and showcases the car’s more distinct character.

    Headlights

    Now 100% LED throughout the entire range, the headlights feature the bright C-shape of all new Renault models.

    In addition to giving the car a bolder look, these new headlights significantly improve visibility for the driver.

    Front bumper and fog lights

    Completely redesigned, the front bumper has fog lights surrounded by a sleek chrome finish.

    The grill and driving lights also feature chrome inserts. A ring in the same style, decorated with the name "ZOE", elegantly underlines the ensemble. Lower down, the LED fog lights contribute to the overall improved lighting system. Structured around side vents specifically designed to improve the flow of air, the front bumper widens the overall look of the vehicle. The front section, well positioned over the wheels, illustrates ZOE’s dynamic qualities.

    Holographic diamond logo and new charging hatch

    Outlined with a blue border, the Renault diamond decorating the center of the radiator grill still conceals the charging socket.

    This logo features a "holographic" design, giving a textured effect to the flat surface. Behind the diamond, the charging hatch still holds a type 2 plug, but is now further improved with a connector for fast charging DC up to 50 kW, adding to all the options already offered on previous generations in alternating current (AC).

    Taillights and dynamic turn signals

    The taillights are now 100% LED for improved visibility in all weather conditions.

    The lights shining over the back of the tailgate also help to widen the rear of the car. The signature horizontal beams turn red for even more visibility. Using dynamic lighting, the LED turn signals sweep from the center outwards, making the car even more visibly imposing. The turn signal reminders integrated in the side mirrors also use LED lighting.

    A full range of colors

    Celadon Blue, Flame Red and Quartz White are the new colors proposed for New ZOE.

    These shades correspond perfectly to the nature of this dynamic 100% electric vehicle. New ZOE is therefore available in a total of 9 shades, to fit in with options for customized rims.

    New wheels

    Better equipped, New ZOE has improved dynamic qualities in terms of acceleration and braking.

    In particular, it is equipped with front and rear disc brakes, and has new five-wheel rims. As a consequence, the wheel range has been completely revamped. The wheels come in 15, 16 and 17 inches, with different patterns that add to the overall modernity of the design.

    Focus on interior design

    10-inch driver’s display

    New ZOE introduces a 10-inch driver’s display, available right from entry-level specifications, with definition and functions that are unparalleled in the segment.

    The display contains the main driving aids and all settings specific to electric driving, starting with the eco-meter that encourages eco-friendly driving habits. On versions equipped with navigation, it also displays GPS indications. The driver can customize the lighting and the layout of the different information on-screen. The display’s horizon and varying perspective-effects create a sense of depth and help the driver to focus.

    Multimedia screen

    The 9.3-inch touch-screen multimedia display that extends across the center console gives access to all the navigation and entertainment services.

    It controls the main settings of the vehicle, from the various driving aids to the customization of the colors on the 10-inch driver’s dashboard screen. The Renault EASY LINK system is enhanced with specific electric vehicle functions, such as the availability of charging stations in real-time. It also allows users to connect their smartphone and show applications via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Dashboard

    The completely redesigned dashboard uses a new, soft and supple high-quality material.

    In the center, the horizontal band in the same fabric as the upholstery creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere. From layout and the choice of materials, to the integration of different screens, the entire dashboard has been revised to significantly improve the quality of its finishes.

    Innovative upholstery from the circular economy

    For the ZEN finishing, New ZOE showcases new upholstery using 100% recycled fabric.

    For its design, Renault used the traditional process of carded yarn manufacturing, which creates a quality material "without melting" or chemical transformation. This yarn is made from safety belt scrap and plastic waste (PET) materials. This constitutes a major innovation as the use of recycled carded yarn is a first for the automotive industry. Its sourcing and short-loop manufacture conform to circular economy principles, reducing related CO2 emissions by over 60%.

    Electronic “e-shifter” gear lever

    The raised center console hosts a new electronic gear lever.

    Above the leather, a chrome knob with satin facets is decorated with the “Z.E.” logo. It enables the easy transition, with a simple push, between driving modes, notably to enjoy the new mode designed for urban driving.

    Automatic parking brake

    The automatic parking brake, present regardless of New ZOE’s level of equipment, makes it even easier to drive.

    In addition, it frees up the center console space usually occupied by the handbrake lever, providing more useful storage to occupants.

    Start button

    Using the hands-free Renault card, a simple push on the start button starts the car.

    Circled in polished chrome, the button is outlined in a signature blue light, which underlines the vehicle’s electric identity. This attention to detail can be seen when the driver approaches the car with the hands-free card in their pocket: New ZOE greets them with a welcoming sequence of lights, deploys its mirrors, and unlocks the doors.

    Spacious storage

    The center console allows for twice as much storage.

    The two cup holders located below the e-shifter hold thermoses, bottles and cans. As for the smartphone space, it offers wireless inductive charging (as an option).

    Induction charger for smartphone

    Make the driver’s life easier includes resolving the hassle of charging their phone, thanks to inductive charging.

    Among the various storage integrated into the center console, the phone space includes a charging device compatible with most induction-equipped smartphones.

    Air conditioning and ventilation

    Adjustable temperature controls are kept on the center console to optimize ergonomics.

    They are easily identifiable thanks to the polished chrome finishing also found around the ventilation grills.

    Acoustic windshield

    The acoustic windshield reduces the impact of noise from outside.

    This, along with the silence of the electric motor, makes its passengers’ experience more enjoyable.

    2 USB sockets for rear seats

    In the back, passengers have direct access to two USB ports.

    They can be used, for example, to power a phone, tablet, or portable games console during trips. They complement the 2 USB sockets available at the front.

    Ergonomic control panel

    On the door panel, the new control panel hosts the window controls as well as the automatically folding electric mirrors.

    LED ceiling light

    As with the outdoor lighting, the interior lighting is now 100% LED.

    The ceiling light provides ample illumination when extra light is needed within the cabin.

    3 / Autonomy and charging: ZOE goes further and further

    New ZOE has a Z.E. 50 battery which takes its range up to 390 kilometers on the WLTP*. It now also offers fast direct current charging, an addition to the alternating current charging options already available at home or on the street.

    Renault’s work to continue at the forefront of increasingly high-performing battery development did not end with the introduction of the previous generation’s Z.E. 40 battery. The result: with 52 kWh, the battery Z.E. 50 for the New ZOE now offers a range of up to 390 km WLTP*, an increase of over 20%. This growth in energy capacity uses the same sized-battery, maintaining the vehicle’s comfortable habitability. The new battery Z.E. 50 even has another advantage: its ability to deliver a higher current intensity contributes to the performance of the new R135 engine.

    New ZOE also is the most versatile affordable electric vehicle when it comes to charging. With its ability to take up to 22 kW from each terminal, since its inception ZOE has been the fastest-charging electric vehicle on the most prevalent recharge devices in public spaces. An additional innovation now complements this performance: the New ZOE battery can now also charge up to 50 kW on terminals that operate with direct current (DC). This new DC charge is suitable for long journeys, especially highways. New ZOE is the only affordable electric vehicle on the market to offer AC charging up to 22 kW and DC up to 50 kW.

    Accompanied by custom connected services accessible via the MY Renault app, drivers are sure to always find the charging solutions they need, whether at home, work, in public parking areas or on the highway.

     

    * WLTP autonomy (Worldwide Harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure, standardized cycle: 57% of urban journeys, 25% of suburban journeys, 18% of highway journeys), for the ZOE Life version. In the process of being approved.

     

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    “Since the start of the adventure, Groupe Renault has known that autonomy and charging time are key factors in the development of electric vehicles on a large scale. We have therefore provided the New ZOE with new possibilities in terms of its radius of action.”

    Éric Blanchard, Director of Electric Vehicle Motors and Batteries Projects

    A leap forward in autonomy with each generation

    At its launch in late 2012, the first ZOE with its 22 kWh battery offered around 150 kilometers of real autonomy, a range that already far exceeded the daily distance traveled by the average European driver.

    In 2016, Renault launched the second generation of ZOE accompanied with the arrival of the Z.E. 40 battery, whose 41 kWh saw the vehicle’s real autonomy double to 300 kilometers. Research was then focused on lithium-ion chemistry to improve the battery density.

    For New ZOE, engineers focused on the architecture of the battery and the different aspects of its design. The battery successfully reaches a capacity of 52 kWh within the same volume. This translates to a 20% increase in autonomy, up to 390 km WLTP*.

     

    • WLTP autonomy (Worldwide Harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure, standardized cycle: 57% of urban journeys, 25% of suburban journeys, 18% of highway journeys) for the ZOE Life version. In the process of being approved.

    Focus on charging modes

    Combo plug for more versatility

    New ZOE conceals its charging socket behind the diamond decorating its grill. The charging hatch now houses Combo plug (CCS) slightly larger than the previous plug. It consists of a European standard socket, accompanied by a two-pin connector for direct current charging. The central position of the socket facilitates connections, especially on public charging stations which have their own cable.

    A type-2 socket for AC charging…

    The type-2 socket and the Caméléon charger are still available for everyday use. At home, at work, at the mall parking lot or on public roads, they allow a recharge of up to 22 kW.

    … and a two-pin connector dedicated to DC charging

    Thanks to its Combo plug, New ZOE is able to charge quickly with a direct current (DC) up to 50 kW. To benefit from this, the charging cable attached to the terminal is simply inserted into the two-pin connector below the type-2 socket.

    Focus on recharge and autonomy

    No need to go to the gas station ... an electric car recharges where it parks!

    The Renault EASY CONNECT smart services and the Combo plug in New ZOE simplify recharging accessibility and management anywhere.

    Whatever your everyday routine, the ease of charging the New ZOE is evident. At home or work, in the city, at the supermarket or the movies, on the expressway, highway and so on.

    Every scenario offers enough parking time to recover a significant number of kilometers of range.

    Recharge at home

    Whether at a house, condo or apartment, the New ZOE can charge from 0 to 100% in 9 hours and 25 minutes using a 7 kW Wallbox. This therefore ensures that a complete recharge can comfortably be achieved overnight. Users charging their vehicle at home can also benefit from the programming options, adjusting their recharge to correspond with tariff fluctuations from their electricity supplier.

    At home, my ZOE recovers around 300 kilometers of autonomy in 8 hours*.

    Recharge in the city 

    City centers are full of charging options, whether on the street or in car parks, often with free parking. An opportunity to make the most of ZOE’s charging time by going out to a restaurant or shopping.

    Connected to a public terminal with a power of 11 kW, my ZOE recovers up to 125 kilometers of autonomy in 2 hours*.

    Recharge at the mall

    The installation of charging stations has become a real competitive advantage for stores and malls. More and more are installing fast charging stations, often free of charge, designed to offer a significant increase in autonomy to their customers while shopping.

    Connected to a public terminal with 22 kW, my ZOE regains up to 125 kilometers of autonomy in one hour*.

    Recharge on the highway

    Thanks to the high recharging power of its new DC charger, keeping New ZOE powered becomes part of a journey’s typical rhythm. Road trips, whether for vacation or professional reasons, naturally include breaks for having a rest or something to eat and drink. On the highway, ZOE’s new fast charging abilities builds on these breaks to recover, in just a half hour, sufficient energy to reach the next leg of the journey.

    On a 50 kW DC terminal, my New ZOE stores, in 30 minutes, enough energy to travel around 150 kilometers*.

    * The duration and distances mentioned here are calculated from results obtained by New ZOE during the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure, standardized cycle: 57% of urban journeys, 25% of suburban journeys, 18% of journeys on the highway), which aims to represent the actual conditions of the vehicles’ use. However, they cannot foresee the type of journey after recharging. The recharging time and the recovered range also depend on the temperature, battery wear, power delivered by the terminal, driving style and level of charge.

    4 / Driving pleasure: electrifying sensations

    New ZOE adds a more powerful motor, perfectly suited to the fast lane, to the intrinsic charms of electric driving, and also a new mode particularly adapted to urban driving, as well as many driving aids designed for comfort and safety.

    Drivers can fully enjoy New ZOE’s increased radius of action, as its performance has been optimized for the highway. With the introduction of a 100 kW engine (R135, equivalent to 135 hp in a combustion engine), its improved torque offers even more acceleration control and responsiveness. Driving pleasure and comfort are enhanced, especially on the highway.

    But urban and suburban journeys have not been forgotten. New ZOE also offers a new driving mode that simplifies city traffic. Called “B mode”, it provides intensified decelerations, allowing for the reduced use of the brake pedal.

    More generally, New ZOE is the result of Renault engineers optimizing the principal technical aspects of electric car functions. This generation has been drafted on a very significantly redesigned platform in order to be at the cutting edge of electrical performance while remaining affordable. It allows to welcome innovations in chassis, motor power, battery, braking and more. For example, the electrical infrastructure has been completely redesigned to accommodate for a wide range of driving aids. As for the lighting, it is now 100% LED. Available right from entry-level specifications, its offers increased brightness of 75% compared to halogen lighting, with equivalent energy consumption.

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    “Driving a ZOE has always been enjoyable… and this pleasure is now tenfold with New ZOE! A new motor and new equipment give it even more high-performing qualities.”

    Elisabeth Delval, Assistant Director, Renault ZOE Programme

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    Focus on driving pleasure

    100 kW motor

    Renault offers two different motors: the 80 kW (R110) motor introduced a year ago on the previous generation, and a new variant inaugurated with New ZOE, the 100 kW (R135). Engineers have used the increased-capacity battery of New ZOE (Z.E.50) to get the most out of its 100% Renault motor. The R135 brings more power, more torque and better revving. New ZOE thus benefits from an improved performance that enhances its versatility and driving pleasure, especially when overtaking or on the highway. The R135 engine has a torque of 245 Nm that allows it to go from 80 to 120 km/h in just 7.1 seconds, 2.2 seconds better than the R110 engine. It now achieves 0 to 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds. In addition, the New ZOE’s top speed has increased to 140 km/h.

    B mode

    New ZOE offers a new driving mode, with which the driver has almost no need to use the brake pedal. When B mode is activated, the car decelerates significantly faster as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal. B mode makes driving easier, especially in the city or in slowed traffic. On a technical level, its integration is accompanied by a new braking system that also improves the feel of the brake pedal. As for D mode, it remains particularly useful when the car is moving at a constant speed, on the highway for example. The driver can switch on demand between B and D modes with a simple push on the e-shifter.

    Electronic “e-Shifter” gear lever

    New ZOE obviously has no gearbox or clutch because of its electric motor, but it still retains a gear lever to switch between different driving modes or to reverse. The mechanical lever is now replaced by an electronic device called the “e-shifter”. Simple pressure on the knob is enough to send instructions to the motor propulsion system. The selected driving mode is clearly displayed on the center console as well as on the 10-inch driver’s display. As with the automatic parking brake, New ZOE therefore extends the 100% electric experience through all its driver-friendly functions.

    Driving aids

    Renault engineering has built New ZOE with a brand new electrical infrastructure. More modern, it now allows for the integration of all the sensors and automated functions that are essential for the new driver assistance systems (ADAS). They are designed to better inform the driver, simplify driving, for example during parking maneuvers, and enhance safety.

    DRIVING

    Recognition of traffic signals

    The system detects speed limit signs on the roadside and displays the speed limit in real time.

    Automatic dimming of high beams

    The car automatically switches from high beam to low beam when a vehicle is detected coming in the opposite direction.

    Blind spot warning

    This feature warns the driver when a vehicle or obstruction is in New ZOE’s blind spot.

    Automatic hold assistance (Auto-Hold)

    The Auto-Hold function keeps the vehicle at a stop when the driver releases the brake pedal. Driving comfort is improved, especially in congested traffic.

     

    SAFETY

    Overspeed prevention

    Displayed as a road sign notification on the 10-inch driver’s screen, the excessive speed alert warns the driver when the vehicle is going faster than the speed limit, as determined by on-board cameras and the GPS navigation.

    Automatic emergency braking

    The system makes it possible to detect an emergency braking situation. In this scenario, the brake assist instantly applies its maximum power.

    Lane departure warning

    The lane departure warning uses a visual signal and steering wheel vibrations to warn the driver when accidentally crossing a continuous or discontinuous line.

    Lane keep assist

    When the driver's hands are placed on the steering wheel, the lane keep assist analyzes the movements and corrects any trajectory errors, according to the position of the vehicle relative to the road lines.

    PARKING

    Hands-free parking

    The EASY PARK ASSIST system controls the steering so that the driver only has to manage the pedals and the driving modes.

    Front, rear and sides parking radar

    Built-in sensors at the front, rear and sides of the vehicle detect obstacles at 360-degrees when maneuvering. They act as a complement to the rear view camera.

    Automatic parking brake

    The automatic parking brake prevents having to apply the parking brake before leaving the vehicle or when starting on hills. Driving ergonomics are reinforced. Another advantage is the lack of lever, freeing up space in the center console to accommodate smartphone charging through induction.

    5 / Renault EASY CONNECT: a simplified experience from start to finish

    Making electric mobility accessible to as many people as possible involves offering easy and enjoyable driving and operating experiences, in line with the expectations of an increasingly connected clientele. For Renault, the electric vehicle is intended to simplify the life of the driver and passengers. Welcome to an Easy Electric Life!

    With Renault EASY CONNECT, New ZOE responds to our ever-more connected lives. It combines the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and the MY Renault app, offering drivers a range of applications and services designed to accompany them throughout their daily activities.

    On a smartphone, the MY Renault application includes a variety of useful services to manage a car remotely: check the battery level and charge status, plan charging during off-peak hours, start or schedule heating or air conditioning to reach the ideal temperature of 21°C for the moment of departure without affecting the autonomy, as well as view the car’s radius of action on a map. The electric route planner included in MY Renault puts together an itinerary that indicates the most suitable charging points and, accounting for the recharge stops, the overall travel time.

    On board, Renault EASY LINK's connected navigation makes it possible to consult the map displayed on the multimedia screen at a glance. The nearest charging stations and the availability of each terminal are clearly indicated. The map is also enriched with real-time traffic information provided by TomTom and new features such as Google Search options for addresses. The EASY LINK navigation map database is regularly updated, automatically and transparently for the user, via the “Map Auto-Update” function.

    On the 10-inch dashboard screen, the map is displayed immediately beneath the driver’s eye-line, alongside the eco-meter, which provides information on the performance of the regenerative braking and encourages the driver to optimize the vehicle’s autonomy using eco-friendly driving. The user chooses the layout of the counter display, so that it shows their preferred information. As on the multimedia screen, the layout and settings can be adapted to best suit their mode of use.

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    “Our vision of Easy Electric Life is to simplify the driver's lifestyle. Renault EASY CONNECT provides the right information and features in the right place, at the right time, in a comfortable way and without superfluity.”

    Elisabeth Delval, Assistant Director, Renault ZOE Programme

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    A day in the electric life

    The connected services in the MY Renault app on my smartphone, and the Renault EASY LINK system in our new ZOE, have been designed as real, daily tools for before, during and after every journey. Imagine you live in Paris, France, and would like to take a trip to the seaside for a long weekend.

    1/ How about a weekend trip?

    Remote consultation and control of recharge

    The sun’s out, it's time to organize a weekend by the sea! Using the MY Renault app, I can check the charge level of my New ZOE and plan its recharge schedule remotely.

    I use the programming to pre-heat/cool the interior to 21°C for a departure the next morning. The journey will be more comfortable right from the start, and energy will be saved for the road.

    2/ Where should we go? 

    Reachable destination

    With the MY Renault app, I can see the radius of action of my New ZOE. It shows us that we could go non-stop to the historic city of Honfleur in Normandy …

    But our choice is a destination with fewer tourists and further away: Cancale, on the northern coast of Brittany, 400 kilometers from Paris. Perfect for a long weekend!

    3/ How do we get there?

    Electric Route Planner

    I enter our destination of Cancale in the “navigation” page of the MY Renault app, then I update it with any details of our trip that could influence the car’s energy consumption, such as the number of passengers.

    The planner suggests a route that includes a break of 2 hours and 15 minutes at a fast charging station on the way, up at Dozulé.

    4/ Ready to leave  

    Sending the destination from the smartphone to the car

    The suitcases are packed. Using the MY Renault app on my phone, I send the address of our bed-and-breakfast in Cancale to the navigation embedded in the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system. We load the car and are on our way!

    5/ Time for a break

    Dynamic display of charging stations and their availability

    The time for a rest stop is approaching. On the GPS map of the Renault EASY LINK system I bring up the nearest charging stations with their availability updated in real time.

    We eventually decide to make a stop by the sea at Cabourg to recharge our New ZOE on a fast terminal. Perfect time for lunch!

    6/ Guided all the way

    Embedded multimedia and navigation experience

    With the Renault EASY LINK system, I control different functions without taking my eyes off the road: listening to and dictating my texts, browsing my music applications, podcasts or internet radio...

    And of course, I am guided to my destination avoiding traffic congestion. I can even know what the weather will be like in Cancale when we arrive!

    7/ Arrival

    The last steps of the journey

    Arriving in Cancale, we decide to walk through the area’s pedestrianised streets to reach our bed-and-breakfast. I park in the city center.

    A notification appears on my smartphone: the MY Renault application asks if we’d like to continue the navigation. We are thus guided to our final destination on foot.

     

    About Groupe Renault

    A car manufacturer since 1898, Groupe Renault is an international multi-brand Group present in 134 countries and has sold nearly 3.9 million vehicles in 2018. Today, it has more than 180,000 employees, 36 manufacturing sites and 12,700 outlets in the world.

    A pioneer and leader of the electric vehicle in Europe, the Group offers the most complete range on the market with ZOE, Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E., but also the sedan RSM SM3 Z.E. sold in Korea and the new Renault City K-ZE for the Chinese market.

    To meet the major technological challenges of the future and pursue its strategy of profitable growth, Groupe Renault has formulated an ambitious strategic plan based on its international development as well as its innovations in electric mobility solutions that are easy-to-use and accessible to the greatest number of users.

    In 2022, Groupe Renault's range will include 8 electric vehicles and 12 electrified models. The 100% electric vehicles will cover the main divisions of its offer and represent 20% of the range.