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.”