New Renault ZOE Long Range model arrives in Middle East

New Renault ZOE Long Range model arrives in Middle East
The new all-electric Renault ZOE Long Range model.
Updated 12 November 2017

New Renault ZOE Long Range model arrives in Middle East

New Renault ZOE Long Range model arrives in Middle East

The new all-electric Renault ZOE Long Range model has arrived in the Middle East. The latest version of Renault’s 100 percent electric vehicle now boasts a record driving range of 300 km (real driving conditions) on a single charge — double the distance of the previous generation ZOE model.
Renault was the first carmaker to introduce a 100 percent electric car to the Middle East. The new model, launched this week, features Renault’s new Z.E. (zero emissions) 40 battery — a 41kWh unit delivering the longest driving range of any mass-market electric vehicle on sale today.
The ZOE is a compact 5-door city car. Its electric badge, Z.E. signature headlamps with daytime running lights and rear lights all feature subtle blue styling cues which denote its zero emissions status.
Inside, a touch-screen center console provides a hub for an array of in-car features including climate control, multi-media music and entertainment, and driving performance statistics.
The Z.E. 40 battery in the new ZOE Long Range model has been developed in partnership with LG Chem and uses cutting-edge high-energy density lithium-ion technology. The unit has been engineered to increase storage capacity without making the battery bigger or significantly heavier.
Marwan Haidamous, managing director for Renault Middle East, said: “As pioneers in electric mobility in the Middle East and the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, we intend to continue to lead the way in developing electric vehicle solutions in the region.”
He added: “The introduction of the new ZOE long range is an important step forward for electric mobility in the Middle East. Many drivers’ main fear around electric motoring is running out of battery power. Now we can offer our customers our longest driving range yet — 300 km. The ZOE is the perfect blend of practicality, affordability and most importantly, the freedom to drive without the worry of running out of power. This new model cements our position as true pioneers of electric mobility, not only here in the Middle East, but across the world.”
Renault recently announced its “Drive The Future” strategy – a six-year plan which will see the brand introduce eight new pure-electric vehicles and 12 new electrified models by 2022.