The Renault ZOE’s range has been extended to a best-in-class 149 miles (240 kilometres) courtesy of a new lighter and more compact R240 electric motor and an optimised electronic management system.
The R240 is an all-Renault motor, designed by Renault engineers at the Technocentre R&D facility outside Paris and at the Cléon plant where the motor is made – close to Flins, where the ZOE is produced.
ZOE now enjoys 19 miles (30 kilometres) of extra range providing the car with a best-in-class vehicle range in the official New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The new motor features a new version of the Chameleon™ charging system which allows faster charging at home (3kW and 11kW). For each minute the battery is charged, users get an extra kilometre of range (charging times have been cut by 10 per cent for a normal charge). ZOE can still be charged at 22kW at fast charging points.
When designing the new motor, Renault focused on integrating components which have helped to cut the motor’s size by 10 per cent without sacrificing performance. This opens up new opportunities for the motor to be fitted to smaller cars. The R240 is a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil, with a power output of 65kW and torque of 220Nm.
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