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Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018

Autocar India logo Autocar India 11-02-2018 Staff Writer
a person in a blue car: Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 © Staff Writer Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 a close up of a car: Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 © Staff Writer Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018

Electric vehicles are the talk of the town nowadays and this trend can be seen at the Auto Expo 2018 as well. Almost every carmaker has an example of electric mobility at their stand in some or the other form. Renault wasn’t one to be left out and has showcased its performance-focused Zoe e-Sport at the motor show.

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a blue car parked in a parking lot: Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 © Staff Writer Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 a blue car parked in a parking lot: Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 © Staff Writer Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018

Essentially a more powerful iteration of the Zoe electric hatchback, the e-Sport is a technology demonstrator for the French carmaker at the ongoing biennial event. Drawing inspiration from Renault’s Formula E involvement, the Zoe e-Sport is powered by two electric motors that produce a combined 466hp and 640Nm of peak torque; its claimed 0- 100kph time is a rapid 3.2sec.

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Though there is no information on when this EV will launch in the Indian market, we had earlier reported that the Zoe hatchback has been spotted testing in Bengaluru. From this, we can infer that Renault is evaluating the EV for an India introduction.

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a car parked on the side of a building: Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018 © Staff Writer Renault Zoe e-Sport displayed at Auto Expo 2018

The standard Zoe is powered by a new 41kWh battery, up from the 22kWh unit that was used in the previous model. It has a driving range of up to 400km (under the European driving cycle) and takes 65min for an 80 percent charge via a quickcharger. Renault claims a real-world driving range of 300km and also a full-charge time of 8-9 hours using a standard 7kW charger.

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