Doireann Garrihy, broadcaster and Renault brand ambassador, and the new Renault ZOE
Doireann Garrihy, broadcaster and Renault brand ambassador, and the new Renault ZOE

The 100% electric, new Renault ZOE Z.E. 50 has arrived in Irish dealerships, priced from €26,990 including SEAI grant.

The new ZOE goes on sale with a 52 kWh battery offering an extended range of 395 km and greater performance from a new R135 (135 hp) motor, alongside the current R110 (108 hp) motor. There’s also a completely redesigned interior, a fresh new exterior look and the most flexible charging on the market.

Renault Ireland says that new ZOE is the most affordable electric car in Ireland with 395 km range – saving customers €9,000 versus other long-range electric cars. ZOE has been the best-selling electric car in Europe since its launch.

Customers can now take exclusive test drives at Renault’s network of 27 dealerships around Ireland, giving customers the chance to get into new ZOE and experience it for themselves.

There are three trim levels available, starting with entry-level Play, Iconic and GT Line. A customisable 10-inch TFT instrument cluster comes as standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, as well as full LED headlamps.

New ZOE can also avail of fast 50 kW Direct Current (DC) charging for the first time – 50 kW fast charging can add around 145 km of range in as little as half an hour. ZOE remains the only car with standard 22 kWh AC charging capability through the Chameleon Charger™ meaning the ZOE can get the best out of whatever charging point is available.

Renault are rewarding customers for choosing a cleaner, lower emissions car with Renault Carbon Rewards on new Renault ZOE. Customers are guaranteed savings of €3,500 on new ZOE with €1,000 Carbon Cashback and 2.01% APR (saving customers €2,500 on interest payments compared to high street banks). This offer is available until 31st March 2020.

The new ZOE is the latest in a line of new Renaults that saw the arrival of the new Renault Clio and Captur earlier in 2020. A facelifted Renault Mégane is due in the summer along with new plug-in hybrid versions of the Clio, Captur and Mégane.