The Renault ZOE, presented to the public for the first time in 2012, is one of the oldest electric cars on the market. Although it is confirmed that its products will be discontinued in 2024 after twelve years of extensive commercial life, for the moment it remains one of the most popular zero-emission models in Europe.
For this reason, Renault has updated the range of its best-seller, which has seen the names of its finishes modified to homogenize concerning the latest launches of the diamond firm. Thus, the Life access termination has been renamed balance, while the intermediate Intent and the top of the range Zen have been renamed as evolution and iconic respectively.
Although in markets like the German Renault has stopped offering the ZOE with the 41 kWh battery, leaving the 52 kWh as the only option, in Spain both will continue to coexist. The smaller pack will only be available in the balance version, as well as in those units of the old Life that are still in stock.
On the other hand, the rates of the model have increased. In July, the prices of the range up to now in force (Life, Intent, Zen) have increased by an average of 860 euros. If we compare the average price of the ZOE in June with those of the new range, the increase is for its part 283 euros.
The Renault ZOE will be replaced by the new R5
In the brand’s configurator, the Life (from 33,297 euros), Intent (from 36,047 euros) and Zen (from 36,417 euros) currently coexist with the new balance (from 33,617 euros), evolution (from 35,367 euros) and iconic (from 37,267 euros). Old finishes should be removed at short notice.
It is interesting to note that the mechanical offer has been simplified since now each finish is associated with a powertrain: the balance has the R110 engine (109 hp) and the 41 kWh pack, the evolution mounts the same engine but is associated with the battery of 52 kWh, and the iconic equips the more powerful R135 (136 CV). DC fast charging is still optional.
The replacement for the ZOE will be the new R5, a remake of the classic hatchback with the same name that Renault sold with great success from 1972 to 1996. Due in 2024, this model will be significantly more affordable than its predecessor (it will start at between 22,000 and 24,000 euros) thanks to the use of the new CMF-BEV modular platform.