posted 6 years ago

New Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens

Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens Maximum Range

Farewell internal combustion engine and hello to the fully-electric Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens. Its manufacturer claims that this supermini's range – as defined by a rolling road test in ideal conditions – is more than one-hundred and twenty miles. However, in real-life expect to cover ninety miles on suburban roads in the warmer seasons and sixty-two miles in the winter (ish). Clearly, this zero-emission workhorse best suits short journeys. Furthermore, its range is influenced by factors such as the number of passengers, the terrain, the motorist's driving style and how much equipment is operating, e.g. air-con. Once flat, the vehicle can be recharged via a cable and a standard plug in three to four hours. The alternative is to refuel – at various speeds and various costs – via public ports which can found with the car's satellite navigation system.

Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens Performance, Handling And Equipment

The Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens propels eighty-eight brake-horse-power through smooth automatic transmission to the front wheels. This five-door hatchback therefore hits sixty-two miles per-hour in about thirteen seconds which is fair for the class. This complements the light steering, sure-footed chassis and comfortable ride – so despite the unconventional power source it feels similar to a traditional car on the road. The most notable variations are that the electric motor has lots of pull at low speed and is extremely quiet. The Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens is practical too. It therefore seats four people in comfort and has a class competitive three-hundred and thirty-eight litre boot. This top of the range trim is also beautifully equipped. Highlights include the: reversing camera, parking sensors, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, and the key-less entry system. The Zoe can also pre-heat/cool its cabin in readiness for a  journey.

The Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens Costs

The Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens costs £15,195 on the road. This, however, includes the government's plug-in grant that encourages motorists to buy alternatively fuelled cars. In addition, the motorist must  lease the battery based on usage. Prices start at £70 per-month which includes a mileage limit of seven-thousand five-hundred per-annum. Within this contract, Renault must replace/repair the battery if its capacity falls below seventy-five percent. So, what we have is a fairly low cost and environmentally friendly supermini that should find a few customers. That said – as with every electric car – the Zoe's uncertain, long term, resale value suggests that it best suits the “financially brave”.