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Published on April 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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RENAULT ZOE FULL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE On Sale RM145,888

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TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder for Renault cars in Malaysia, today announced the availability of the Renault ZOE full-electric vehicle, in limited units. Designed from the ground up as a pure-electric vehicle, ZOE is Renault’s solution to Zero Emission mobility. Like all electric vehicles, ZOE emits no CO2, NOx, CO or fine particles. It also signals the disappearance of unpleasant smells and ‘engine’ noise during road use.

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ZOE complies with and even surpasses the very latest criteria required to qualify for the Renault eco² signature: It is manufactured at Renault’s ISO 14001-certified factory in Flins, France. With zero emissions, ZOE undoubtedly exceeds Renault’s required eco-friendly CO2 emissions hallmark of less than 120g/km. ZOE is 85 per cent recyclable, while nine per cent of the plastic it contains is sourced from recycling.

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Renault ZOE, a raft of innovations for a new form of motoring

More than 60 patents have been filed for ZOE’s design. Enhancing user-friendliness, range, connectivity and occupant wellbeing are at the core of the vehicle’s innovations.

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The ZOE’s new-generation regenerative braking, for example, recovers practically all of the energy otherwise wasted during braking, without any significant impact on ZOE’s on-road dynamics. The car offers a perfectly smooth drive with no jarring electric motor braking.

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Meanwhile, ZOE’s heat pump provides excellent thermal comfort without detracting from the vehicle’s range. This system, which operates in the same way as reverse-cycle air-conditioning, consumes very little electricity.

A relaxing, enjoyable drive with uncompromising performance

Acceleration and pull-away of the Renault ZOE are responsive from low speeds while driving is more relaxing thanks to the silent ride and smooth, gearshift-free acceleration.

Unlike many other electric vehicles which are converted from existing fuel-powered models, the Renault ZOE is designed from the ground up as a pure-electric vehicle.

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Its synchronous electric motor with rotor coil delivers maximum power of 88PS from 3,000 to 11,300 rpm and peak torque of 220Nm from as low as 250 rpm.

Fitted with an automatic gearbox and powered by a 22kWh lithium-ion battery, full charging times for the ZOE ranges from four hours on a 7kW fast charger to nine hours on a regular 3.6kW charger.

At full charge, the Renault ZOE has a driving range of 210km (based on the NEDC cycle). In fact, at its global debut in 2012, ZOE was the first mass-market electric vehicle in the world to achieve this homologation.

Additionally, a 3.6 kWh Delta wall-mounted charger is included with the purchase of the Renault ZOE.

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Additional equipment and features

The Renault ZOE also comes standard with a seven-inch Renault R-Link touchscreen display with USB connectivity and hands-free Bluetooth kit with music playback, an audio keyless entry system with walkaway lock, and a 12V power socket. It also offers cruise control and speed limiter, automatic climate control with temperature and humidity sensors, automatic wipers and headlights as well as daytime running lights. Ample storage space is available with 338 litres of boot space which expands to 1,225 litres with the rear seat folded.

Standard safety features include four airbags – dual front airbags as well as head-and-chest side airbags for driver and passenger, ABS with EBD, ESC and ASR, height adjustable 3-point front seatbelts with pretensioners, ISOFIX child seat anchors on the outer rear seats and front passenger seat.

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Style and Design Quality

Renault ZOE is a compact five-door hatchback with sleek, fluid lines. Designers wanted the ZOE to embody both a sense of breakthrough technology and core automotive styling cues. Its agile, dynamic looks express driving enjoyment. 16-inch alloy wheels and contemporary proportions combined with sculpted volumes make the Renault ZOE a reassuring and captivating car.

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On the inside, the Renault ZOE reflects its modern, ‘eco’ character, with a bright colour scheme evocative of purity. The dashboard moulding has been designed to resemble the blade of a wind turbine.

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Pricing and Availability

Limited units of the Renault ZOE are available for sale in Malaysia to the public. The ZOE is available at RM145,888, on-the-road inclusive of GST without insurance for private individual registration in Peninsular Malaysia in Glacier White colour.

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Like all Renault passenger cars in Malaysia, service intervals for the Renault ZOE are 10,000km or six months, whichever comes first. It also comes with a three-year or 100,000km mileage manufacturer’s warranty, five-year electrical powertrain warranty or 100,000km (whichever comes first) and a five-year traction battery warranty or 100,000km (whichever comes first). For more information about Renault ZOE or Renault in Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my orwww.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia.

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