Published on August 15th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
2022 Renault Zoe Arrives In Malaysia From RM163,000
We called it, the 2022 Renault Zoe is now officially here
Well Malaysia, it looks like we are finally getting the Renault Zoe with a starting price of RM163,000 after we spotted a few units being tested a couple months ago.
Despite Malaysia being a bit late to the electric vehicle (EV) adoption party I think the Renault Zoe might just kick-start our country’s jump to EVs, and I sincerely hope it does.
As much as I am personally a fan of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and am sad to see many countries outlaw these cars, I hope Malaysia can take a more balanced approach and support EV infrastructure to encourage more EV use while still promoting ICE vehicles at the same time.
Renault makes a bold claim with the Zoe by saying “the future is here” on their website describing the Renault Zoe. This car will also feature a driving range of 386 to 395km and can charge from 0 to 100 percent in just 3 hours using a 22kW AC charger.
Moreover, charging the Renault Zoe using a 50kW DC CCS2 charger will take the car from 0 to 80 percent in just 70 minutes. That is very impressive and part of the reason why I hope this car could encourage Malaysians to give an EV a chance since many Malaysians are reluctant due to the absurdly long charging times in some EVs.
Aside from that, the Renault Zoe is pretty much what we expected, it has a nice exterior design with the charging port hidden neatly behind the logo dead centre in the front and looks decently spacious. The headlights are sharp and mostly angular.
As for the interior, we get the usual EV layout with a large central infotainment screen and digital driver display. The round three-spoke steering wheel is just the right size and looks sporty.
Everything else about the Renault Zoe was already discussed in our previous article about it linked here so go check that out to know more about this car.
I sincerely hope the Renault Zoe will be the game changer Malaysia needs right now that will push EV adoption to the mainstream as I would love to see Malaysia join the ranks of our neighbouring countries and evolve to the future of electric mobility too.
What do you think of the Renault Zoe, if your budget allows for it, would you choose this car over an ICE vehicle?