Leaked information on the new Renault ZOE Neo

New Renault ZOE Neo

The much awaited new improved Renault ZOE Neo is expected to have its first deliveries in September and will be officially unveiled next Monday (June 17).

As usual, when we start to get closer to the unveil event date, the data starts to leak.

Let’s see the most interesting data so far.

 

Motor: 100 kW

On-board charger: 22 kW

DC fast charging: 50 kW via CCS

Range (WLTP): 380-390 km (236-242 miles)

Battery capacity: 52-54 kWh

 

New Renault ZOE Neo battery specs leak

 

In this image we can see the battery capacity evolution of the Renault ZOE since its debut.

 

New Renault ZOE Neo battery specs leak

 

In this Renault parts catalog, besides the current 41 kWh battery and the future 54 kWh battery we see another one. The 30 kWh variant is very intriguing, but it could be just the one used on the Renault Kangoo/Master ZE 33 vans.

However, I hope that the 30 kWh battery is for an electric city car, such as the Renault Twingo ZE, since it’s exactly the same capacity that the prototype Smart vision EQ fortwo has… And we know that the Renault Twingo’s sibling, the Smart EQ forfour is getting a facelift in September. Sadly in the official Renault roadmap below we see no evidence of a Renault Twingo ZE, at least for 2019.

 

Renault 2019 roadmap

 

Moreover, the new Renault ZOE will also have:

  • A much better interior, just like the new Clio
  • LED headlights as standard
  • Rear disc brakes
  • AEB

 

I’m very curious on what the nominal voltage of the battery will be. Will it remain in a 96s2p configuration, or will Renault move to a higher voltage configuration just like PSA did to support faster DC charging rates?

Anyway, the specs are great and we know that Renault will produce more electric cars than most of legacy automakers. But specs and availability aren’t everything, we still need to know the price. Considering the specs, the new Renault ZOE wasn’t designed to be an affordable electric car, so I really hope to see the Renault Twingo ZE finally arrive to be an alternative to the VW electric triplets.

Nevertheless, while I trust the data, until the official presentation we can’t be 100 % sure that all the leaked information is correct. We’ll have to wait just a little longer.

What do you think about the specs? Are they what you were expecting? A more premium ZOE gives space for the existence of an affordable electric city car such as the Renault Twingo ZE, don’t you think?

 

Thanks Stefan Ko for doing most of the work and gather the information from different sources.

 

 

More info:

https://www.renaultforum.nl/forum/topic27254.html

https://www.goingelectric.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=37258&start=220

https://www.automobile-propre.com/renault-zoe-2-une-photo-fuite-a-quelques-jours-de-sa-presentation/

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. A car off this size can’t be much more expensive than the existing Zoe. I really hope for the price to stay the same or go down. Still, an even cheaper smaller city car would be nice too.

    The specs look good. 100 kW DC would have been nice though.

  2. Lets hope the charger issues have been resolved…

  3. any idea if this will make the prices of the old zoe with 41 kwh pack implode? its selling for roughly 12-13k in france and a bit more in germany right now second hand, and with the arrival of this the 41 packs are still worth it i’d guess

  4. The rumours were about a 60 or 62 kWh battery and 100 kW CCS charging. With only 50 kW CCS charging it is still behind the competition.

  5. I feel disappointed, only 50kW onboard charger! The competition (aka vw group) will be laughing when they’re drivers stop later and depart sooner at charging stations.

  6. The onboard charger is 22 kW AC, the biggest on actual market. For DC, it’s a software limitation, that can evoluate with owners expérience. For exemple, e-Niro is allowed for 100 kW, but never more than 70 kW

  7. It is true the 50 kw ccs charging is less than impresive. However I honestly dont find this metric all that important. Most people rarely need to charge a supermini during day hours and even when they do it is likely to happen with an ac-charger – and here Zoe excels…

    1. In the spring I drove a 325 km motorway journey, I kept it at 110 km/h even if 130 km/h were allowed for most part of the journey. I had to charge for about two hours for this which increased the travel time by 50%. It would have been nice to only have to charge for 30 minutes. The next day I drove back and again I had to charge for about two hours. If you keep your car in the city you probably can live with a AC charger, but if you have to drive on the motorway for more than 100 km it would be really nice with 100 kW DC charging and that no matter if you drive a Zoe or e-up! A Renault Twizy is a city car, because it can’t reach highway speeds, but every other car that can reach highway speeds is also a highway car. I see lots of Citigo, Mii, up!, 108 ,C1, and Aygo on the motorway.

  8. 50 Kw DC is a complete joke, that was the standard back in 2011 when the Leaf was released.

    22 Kw AC is good in areas with a decent AC 22 Kw network.

    But 50 Kw DC , no chance and this means probably 25-30 Kw in the cold, joke.

  9. 50 Kw DC is fine IF the prize is right…

    Zoe vs e-208/Corsa/DS3
    WLTP 390/ Kw50 DC vs WLTP330/ Kw100 DC

    Hmm…

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