Renault announces Zoe E-Tech battery stats as Megane E-Tech 100% Electric UK priority list opens
Renault has shared a range of statistics for its Zoe E-Tech batteries. The company claims that more than 99% of batteries in vehicles sold since the car’s launch in 2013 are still fully functional. The devices also have at 70% of their original capacity.
Renault clarified that the data analysed was for five-door versions of the cars sold in Germany with a range of 22 to 52 kWh batteries. The Zoe E-Tech’s battery is sold with an eight-year or 160,000 km (~99,419 miles) warranty, with a guaranteed minimum capacity of 70%.
The company says its success is due to the Lithium-ion batteries used in the EV. Plus, intelligent battery management technology ensures the gadget doesn’t get too hot or cold, measuring its temperature and voltage.
These statistics were announced as Renault opened a priority list for the Megane E-Tech 100% Electric in the UK. The all-electric hatchback has a 60 kWh battery, providing up to 450 km (280 miles) of range. The battery can regain 300 km (186 miles) with a 30-minute charge and achieve 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 7.5 s.
You can join the list with a £500 deposit, allowing you priority ordering of the EV. The vehicle will be available in three trims; the entry-level Equilibre, the Techno and Launch Edition. Prices for the cars are still unknown, and a full launch is expected later this year.