Renault Releases Pricing on All-Electric Zoe

Among European automakers, Renault is one of the most active in promoting electric vehicle technology, and at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, the company is displaying its production version of its ZOE all-electric hatchback.

Renault said the car would go on sale in Europe this fall, and has released (subsidized) pricing on the ZOE, at least for French customers, pitching the vehicle at 15,700 euros ($20,709) for the entry level Life model. The more up-market ZOE Zen and ZOE Intens will start at 17,500 euros ($23,084). These prices include a French government tax incentive of 5,000 euros ($6,600).

Renault said the, ZOE, which will be built in Flins, France, will be one of the most practical all-electric cars to hit the market when it goes on sale. It boasts 60 patents and a host of innovative features, including a Chameleon battery charger enabling use of 22-kw charging stations in Europe. These are more widespread and simpler than 43-kw units, and allow for a 60-minute quick charging time and exert less strain on the car’s battery system.

With its Range OptimiZEr umbrella that incorporates advanced regenerative braking, energy efficient Michelin Energy EV tires and an onboard heat pump, Renault says the ZOE has a real world driving range of 100 km (60 miles) in cold weather and 160 km (110 miles) in more temperate conditions.

Although availability is still a ways off, Renault is already taking orders for the ZOE, a car that could provide (at least in Europe) a truly practical solution to zero emissions motoring.

And if the ZOE does prove successful, perhaps it might spawn a Nissan LEAF derivative down the road (after all, if Toyota can successfully capitalized on the Prius name as a brand with a range of products, why not Nissan?)


  • wade

    With the Euro at 0.76 of the US and Can Dollar wouldn’t that be for the Entry level 15,700 euros ($11,932) or the
    ZOE ZEN and ZOE Intens 17500 euros ($13300)
    What a deal! Or does the cost of cars go up when now coming to US because sadly we in Canada know all to well about inflated car pricing.

  • Daveruns2win

    Your math is backwards, the cost would be $20,658 when converted to USD$. I think that this also has a French subsidy that makes it that price. Not sure on the details of the subsidy and how it compares to the US subsidy.

  • Michael STAVY

    In describing the technical characteristics of an EV, the battery size (kWh), battery chemistry (NiMH, Li-ON), and the power of the car’s electric motor (kW) should also be reported.

  • taudor

    This is totally a good news and I am sure that there will be a lot of people who will show their interest in this and also that would like to take part of it. :)
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