• Record-breaking ZOE on the way

    by  • June 22, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

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    2012 Renault ZOE exterior - right side

    Renault will launch the record-breaking ZOE electric car in Ireland in October.

    Fans of electric cars will be able to get their hands on Renault’s record-breaking ZOE towards the end of this year.

    The car recently beat the world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by a production electric car by 25 per cent.

    It completed 363 laps of the Aubevoye speed ring in Normandy, a distance of 1,618 km.

    During its endurance test, the ZOE took advantage of Renault’s innovative Caméléon charger, which ensures the electric car is compatible with any socket and any power level.

    The ZOE was able to regain 80% of its battery capacity in under 30 minutes of charging and was fast-charged 18 times during the 24-hour challenge.

    And 15 drivers took part in the endurance, which also involved two Zoes. The other car completed 1,506 km.

    When it is launched in France later this year, the ZOE will have a price tag of €15,700 and up.

    In Ireland, however, the price of the electric car will not be confirmed until later this year.

    The car itself is expected to start appearing in Irish showrooms in October.

    But anyone interested can reserve a ZOE on Renault.ie right now.