Renault has sold more than 300,000 electric vehicles in Europe ever since the launch of the brand’s Z.E. lineup. Unsurprisingly, the Zoe leads the sales with over 100,000 units sold in France alone. In the first half of 2020, Zoe sales in Europe are up nearly 50% to 37,540 units.
Renault brand’s current EV lineup includes the Twizy quadricycle, Twingo Z.E. (new), Kangoo Z.E. cargo van and Master Z.E cargo van. In South Korea, Renault in association with Samsung is selling an all-electric version of the Fluence called SM3 Z.E., while in China, if you remember, Renault is selling an all-electric version of the Kwid called K-ZE.
The star of the lineup is, of course, the Zoe. In the U.K, it is also available as a 2-door cargo hatchback. Its Japanese cousin Nissan Leaf was expected in the Indian market too, but neither the Zoe nor the Leaf made it to the market.
The new Twingo Z.E. was developed on Daimler’s Smart platform, which is why it looks so freakin cute. It has got a single electric motor at the rear, developing an estimated 60 kW (81 hp) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque. The battery pack is of a 22 kWh capacity, offering a claimed range of up to 250 km (155 mi) in the WLTP City cycle and 180 km (111 mi) in Full WLTP cycle. The ‘Eco’ mode enables a range of around 215 km (133 mi) on mixed journeys, by limiting acceleration and top speed on motorways.
It boasts a 0-50 km/h (31 mph) acceleration time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph).
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