Renault Zoe reaches 475 miles on a single charge
The Renault Zoe E-Tech has covered 475 miles on a single charge, beating its previous hypermiling record and nearly doubling its official range.
The new record was set by the Mission Motorsport charity after its team drove the electric supermini for more than 24 hours at Thruxton Race Circuit.
The charity aids in the recovery of those who have been affected by Military Operations by providing opportunities through motorsport and the automotive industry.
The Mission Motorsport team, consisting of veteran beneficiaries, military spouses and a hypermiling expert, smashed the Renault Zoe E-Tech’s previous record of 351 miles, which was set in France in 2018 on the Paris Peripherique. The team managed to achieve 9.14 miles per kilowatt hour, while averaging an optimum speed of 19mph.
Equipped with Enso range-extending EV tyres, the Zoe beat the French record by 124.4 miles.
At the same time, an identical Renault Zoe, equipped with its standard OEM tyres and driven by the same team, reached 424.7 miles – again, far in excess of its official WLTP range of 245 miles.
Tom Barker, electrification manager, Renault UK, said: “What Mission Motorsport has achieved is incredible and everyone at Renault UK sends a huge well done to them. Not only is it testament to how far it’s possible to go on a single charge in a Zoe, even taking into consideration the optimum conditions and lowly speed, but it’s a great illustration of just how comfortable and usable it is, too. There’s no doubt this was pretty extreme, but it’s further evidence that the Renault Zoe really does go the extra mile when it comes to viably being a household’s only car and that it’s suitable for covering all kinds of distance.”
The Renault Zoe E-Tech is available in Play, Iconic and GT Line levels of trim. The range is priced from £27,595 on-the-road after the PiCG.