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Renault Zoe 40

The new extended range Renault Zoe has arrived in Ireland

The Renault Zoe Z.E. 40 has the longest claimed range of any mainstream electric vehicle.

THE RENAULT ZOE electric vehicle is now available to buy in Ireland and it comes with a new Z.E. 40 battery which nearly doubles the car’s NEDC range.

The original Zoe had a claimed range of roughly 200km but the new Zoe 40 offers around 400km. This means it has the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle.

Of course, real world driving is different to the NEDC tests and Renault estimates that the real world range of the Zoe Z.E. 40 is around 300km.

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The Zoe comes with Renault’s patented Chameleon smart charger, which adapts to the different power levels available at public charge points. It takes just 30 minutes to top the battery up by an extra 80km or the Zoe’s battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in 1 hour 40 minutes with a 43kW public charge point.

The new Zoe is available in three trim levels; Expression Nav, Dynamique Nav and new Signature Nav.

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The entry-level Expression Nav is priced from €23,490 which includes SEAI grant (€5,000) and VRT relief. These models come with a 22kWh battery and a claimed range of 240km.

The Dynamique Nav models are priced from €27,490 and feature the Z.E. 40 battery, 16-inch Black Shadow alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers with rain sensors and automatic front lights and a hands-free keycard.

The Signature Nav models are priced from €29,990 and also come with the Z.E. 40 battery and feature 16-inch Grey Shadow alloy wheels, leather upholstery, Bose 3D sound system, and rear parking sensors with a reverse parking camera.


With the old Zoe, you leased the car’s battery from Renault but the prices above for the new Zoe now includes the battery, so there is no additional expense of a battery lease.

Patrick Magee, country operations manager, for Renault Ireland said this at the launch:

Ireland is ready for EVs thanks partly to the size of the country, but also the extensive public charging network – and new ZOE is the perfect car to make the most of this.

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