Renault and announced that it would present some improvement Renault ZOE at the Geneva Motor Show. Now the small electric utility of the French brand debuts a new electric motor, smaller size and increases the autonomy declared by the manufacturer at 30 kilometers. Thus passes 210 km range to more interesting 240 kilometers .
The new engine, called R 240 has been developed by engineers of the brand itself. It is a synchronous Power that delivers 88 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque and also reduces its size by 10% so that in the future may be used in vehicles smaller electric.
But the engine are not the only changes in this model. The batteries also receive some modifications, as well as the Chameleon board charger in the vehicle. Now the recharge time is 10% lower and for every minute the vehicle is connected to mains a mile longer runtime than previously wins. It may make domestic refills 3 and 11 kW and 22 kW in the street.
The electronic controller, where the Chameleon charger and most of the electrical circuitry is integrated, also reduces its size by 25%.
With these improvements the Renault ZOE will present a more attractive and try to overcome one of the main problems, their lack of autonomy in real cycle. Currently the brand promises 210 miles, but depending on weather conditions autonomy may be sharply reduced by half. With the built improvements will win a little more distance to travel in such cases.
Source – Renault
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