Previously, the only way to sample Renault’s ‘Zero-Emission’ electric vehicle (EV) the ZOE was through the COMOS ride sharing service available at certain locations within the urban-scapes of Klang Valley.
Now though, a limited number of Renault Zoes are up for private ownership – made available through Renault’s Malaysian franchise holder TC Euro Cars (TCEC).
CEO of TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd, Kuan Kim Luen added; “ZOE is the core of the Renault Zero Emissions range. In addition to its compact size and attractive styling, it showcases Renault’s technological excellence when it comes to electric vehicles. ZOE also heralds the beginning of a new era of electric mobility for all and confirms Renault’s commitment to electric vehicles.”
The Renault Zoe is equipped with a rotor-coil synchronous electric motor to deliver maximum power of 87bhp from 3,000 to 11,300 rpm and peak torque of 220Nm from as low as 250 rpm. Power is sent through an automatic gearbox.
The Zoe’s draws power from a 22kWh lithium-ion battery which at full-charge allows for a 210km range based on the 'NEDC' cycle. A full charge ranges from four hours on a 7kW fast charger to nine hours on a regular 3.6kW charger. A 3.6 kWh Delta wall-mounted charger is included with the purchase of the Renault ZOE.
Energy recuperation duties are performed by the Zoe’s new-generation regenerative braking system, while efficient use of battery juice is further enhanced with the Zoe’s innovative heating and cooling system for occupants which works like a reverse-cycle air-conditioning unit that consumes very little electricity.
Enjoying EV ownership with the Zoe need not come with drawbacks of familiar creature comforts. On hand is Renault’s familiar R-Link touchscreen display with USB and hands-free Bluetooth connectivity. On the safety front, six-airbags, ABS with EBD and Electronic Stability Control come as standard.
Limited units of the fully-imported Renault ZOE are available for sale in Malaysia to the public at RM145,888, on-the-road inclusive of GST sans insurance for private individual registration in Peninsular Malaysia. The ZOE is only available in Glacier White.
The warranty schemes that apply to privately registered Renault Zoes are as follows:
- Three-year or 100,000km mileage (whichever comes first) manufacturer warranty.
- Five-year or 100,000km (whichever comes first) electrical powertrain warranty.
- Five-year warranty or 100,000km (whichever comes first) traction battery warranty.