Renault Zoe autonomy: how many kms can I travel?, Supertest – Renault Zoé R135: consumption and autonomy

Supertest – Renault Zoé R135: measured consumption, autonomy and performance

Use the simulator below to estimate the autonomy of the electric vehicle Renault Zoe Depending on the different criteria offered:

Renault Zoe autonomy

How many kilometers can I travel with the Renault Zoe electric vehicle ?

The autonomy of the Renault Zoe electric car is 171 km at 390 km, with a single load, depending on the WLTP standard.

Real autonomy can then depend on several elements: battery load level, the type of course (highway, city or mixed), air conditioning or heating, the weather, the elevation.

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Version Battery capacity Autonomy
50 kWh – R110 52 kWh 390 km
50 kWh – R135 + CUS CCS 52 kWh 390 km
40 kWh – R110 41 kWh 325 km (1)
40 kWh – R75 41 kWh 325 km (1)
40 kWh – R90 41 kWh 325 km (1)
40 kWh – Q90 41 kWh 301 km (1)
22 kWh – R240 23.3 kWh 195 km (1)
22 kWh – R210/Q210 22 kWh 171 km (1)
22 kWh – Q90 22 kWh 171 km (1)
50 kWh – R135 52 kWh 390 km
50 kWh – R110 + CUCS CCS 52 kWh 390 km

(1) Autonomy correlated on the basis of the NEDC standard.

Renault Zoe autonomy simulator

Use the simulator below to estimate the autonomy of the electric vehicle Renault Zoe Depending on the different criteria offered:


50 kWh – R135 + CUS CCS
50 kWh – R110 + CUCS CCS
Battery level
Air conditioning / heating


Highway (Moy. 120 km/h)
Strong rain or snow

The values ​​are calculated from WLTP autonomy. With this value is calculated the theoretical autonomy according to the selected criteria. Real autonomy is given as an indication and has no contractual value. This data is not provided by the manufacturers. More or less 10% error margin.

* Autonomy in 100% electric driving

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Supertest – Renault Zoé R135: measured consumption, autonomy and performance

Renault Zoe R135

Appearing in the form of a concept close to reality in 2010, the Renault Zoé was born for the first time at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Presented by a Carlos Ghosn smiling like never before, the city car wanted to democratize the electric car and make the world better. Successful mission (at least for its first ambition), with a volume that borders on 300,000 copies since its inception.

It owes its success to the second version, which is none other than a very heavy restyling of the first iteration, as the Nissan Leaf could have done. Launched in 2019, it is then available with two unpublished versions called R110 and R135, in reference to the power of the engine. But it also wins a 52 kWh battery, allowing it to announce up to 395 km of autonomy in its most favorable configuration.

Presentation of the Renault Zoé R135

The technique

The Zoé accuses the weight of years. Ten years of career (probably twelve by his retirement), it is long in terms of automotive. A habit with the alliance. However, she manages to keep her sympathy capital with her new successful pencil stroke, fairly well highlighted in this iconic configuration. Also, if the specific platform has already shown its technical limits, the electric allocation does not appear dated. She is even still in the spot with a 52 kWh capacity battery. It’s more than in the Peugeot E-208 (46 kWh), which prefers to communicate on its raw capacity.

In the front axle, there is an electric block with a power of 135 hp for 245 nm of torque. It is almost as much as the Peugeot E-208. Here no sport mode to release power, but only an Eco mode which bridles the enthusiasm and top speed a little for the benefit of efficiency. The engine is synchronous with rotor coated. For the user, there is no difference with another electric machine. On the other hand, this technology allows you to do without magnets and therefore rare land.

In the Zoé, it also makes it possible to obtain a 22 kW charging power by alternating current. This is what is best on the market, allowing it to fill up in 3 hours on an adequate terminal. Side fast charge, it’s less pleasant with a 50 kW peak power (optional at € 1,000 !), authorizing a 15-80 % in 54 minutes according to the brand simulator. What a paradox to then offer a slow slow load and a slow fast load !

All our consumption measures of the Renault Zoé R135

Mixed autonomy: 315 km

In this iconic test configuration, the Renault Zoé only promises 386 km of autonomy according to the WLTP cycle. It must be said that the equipment is strong and the Michelin Primacy 4 hardly promote efficiency. They are not the worst, but they are not the best in this area. But it is not so much the configuration of the Zoé as its mechanical technology at the efficiency barely lower than that of a synchronous engine with permanent magnets which influences consumption. For users who have no desire to scratch their heads as an engineer, this results in levels a little higher than with a Peugeot E-208 on the same exercises.

In town, where autonomy has relatively little importance, the Zoé presented an average of 14.8 kWh/100 km (351 km of autonomy). It is high in absolute terms and corresponds to the consumption that we noted on a Tesla Model there performance, certainly favored by a warmer temperature of 4 ° C (20 ° C at the time of our Zoé trial). More reasonable on the road (15.7 kWh/100 km), consumption stabilized at 18.9 kWh/100 km on the fast track.

It was therefore with an average of 16.5 kWh/100 km that the Renault Zoé completed our mixed journey. Which corresponds to a theoretical maximum autonomy of 315 km. The Peugeot E-208, in its technically retouched vintage, it must be specified, remains in the lead with 15.3 kWh/100 km by passing the finish line. But his 46 kWh battery is lacking and bridles his average range of action 301 km.

Mixed autonomy -20 ° C EXT.

Road Expressway City Total
Consumption. Average A/R (kWh/100 km) 15.7 18.9 14.8 16.5
Total theoretical autonomy (km) 331 275 351 315

The big gap: a rather high amplitude

Evoking the autonomy of an electric car is not easy. And this because of the amplitude of consumption according to situations (topography, weather, average speed, etc.). And the Renault Zoé is no exception with a large gap in the high average between a favorable course and a piece of highway discussed at full speed. We thus noted 12.3 kWh/100 km at the end of the first exercise, which results in a range of 423 km on a flat and straight road. This remains consistent, the E-208 still being in the lead with its 11.1 kWh/100 km. On a highway at 120 km/h on average (which corresponds to what is observed on fast stages in France), the Zoé presented an average of 23.5 kWh/100 km. Thus, there is an increase of 91 % (almost double) between the two situations, while the autonomy drops by almost 48 %.

Instant consumption of the Renault Zoé

The Zoé prefers to drive at 110 km/h rather than 130 km/h. Nothing new in the tropics of the electric car, but it is doing quite well, consumption at 130 km/h being 24.5 % higher compared to that noted at 110 km/h. The Peugeot E-208 displays a higher variation (29 %). But it should be noted here that consumption is quite high in absolute terms, with a value of 19.2 kWh/100 km recorded at 110 km/h. At 130 km/h, you will have to count on 23.9 kWh/100 km. In the end, the difference in total autonomy between these two situations is 53 km according to our measures.

Instant consumption -19 ° C EXT.

110 km/h 130 km/h
Consumption. average (kWh/100 km) 19.2 23.9
Total theoretical autonomy (km) 271 218

Long distance on highway: 226 km

Despite all our precautions to try to smooth out the results with similar weather conditions from one car to another (we had to go there twice on all the exercises due to weather complications), on the long journey we do not can not do it. Especially in this month of September whose nights had nothing to envy to those of winter. Because if we had started under fairly similar temperatures with 17 ° C at the start, the thermometer quickly fell, sometimes reaching a minimum of 5 ° C ! Yes, as with the Renault Megane e-tech that we screened in early March.

This is undoubtedly what explains the final consumption of 23 kWh/100 km for the Renault Zoé after 500 km of highway between Lyon and Paris. Fortunately, the advantageous bypass of Lyon came to save the furniture. Because on the heights of the Morvan, at 130 km/h in the cold, the instant meter displayed in a little too permanent way a value gravitating around 30 kWh/100 km. The unreasonable bar has long passed for a city car.

In the end, we will therefore retain an autonomy of 226 km, even if we think intimately that the Renault Zoé could do a little better with less extreme temperature variations. The “useful” autonomy between 10 and 80 % load is therefore 158 km. But with so little autonomy, and especially consumption that can quickly die the ceiling, note that it will sometimes be necessary to push the recharge up to 90 %.

Renault Zoé R135 performance

As its name suggests, the Renault Zoé has 100 kW mechanics, rounded at 135 hp for 245 nm of torque. In working order, the mass is announced at 1,502 kg depending on the technical sheet. Still according to the latter, the top speed is bridled at 140 km/h and the 0-100 km/h is executed in 9.5 s. This is what we were able to observe with our 80 % loading tool available, with acceleration from 9.55 s stop and an 80-120 km/h in 6.65 s. Note that in Kick Down (departure at a stabilized speed of 80 km/h), the performance is less expeditious with a time of 7.03 s.

Less fast than a Peugeot E-208, which has the advantage of the weight and a more impactful distribution, the Zoé remains more stable in its loss of power as the load rate tumbles. At 20 % battery, it is always possible to carry out the exercise in 8.25 s. It’s long, but not so catastrophic. At 10 %, things get tough since it will take 9.32 s. This is the real difference with the E-208, where we can no longer count on performance below 30-25 % battery.

On the road, the city car struggles to hide its old design with a particularly high driving position, on seats without side maintenance and with a slightly inclined steering wheel. Added to this is a multiplication that we no longer used to meet, then evoking the conduct of an “old” with some cash movements in the changes of CAP. If the chassis appears pleasant and the guidance of the rather correct steering, it will not clearly follow the rhythm of the other tricolor city car on small roads. In short: when you go up in the zoé, we blow a blow and we drive cool. This is how she wants to make you taste electric mobility.


80 % SOC 50 % SOC 20 % SOC 10 % SOC
Takes 80-120 km/h (in S) 7.03 7.57 8.25 9.32

Comfort and life on board

In town, its configuration is not a problem. The direction is gentle and the field of vision cleared. This new generation has made a serious leap forward in terms of presentation, finishing and equipment. There is a digital instrumentation seconded by a central touch table of 9.3 inch Easylink. The same as we find in the Clio or Captur, which also retains its annoying habits. Like a first price tablet, the memory here seems to saturate over the kilometers: the response time on the screen becomes longer and longer, to the point of becoming unusable, and the consumption counter can even Admit until 10 minutes late ! It would not be so serious if he did not default the average consumption counter on the dashboard: still calculating consumption on the highway while we were in the city center, the system made the climb the urban average at almost 35 kWh/100 km. This forced us to start all over again after restarting the car.

Rather comfortable, although firm in the back, the Renault Zoé takes care of its passengers. At least before putting the wheels on the highway. Because on board, the noise level is high: from 69 dB to 50 km/h, our soundometer explodes at 78 dB at 130 km/h ! Still, if the level is present and tiring in the long run, parasitic noises are quite diffuse around the cell.

Sound level

at 50 km/h at 80 km/h at 110 km/h at 130 km/h
Noise level on board (in dB) 69 73 76 78

The strange case of the Honda Motocombo

Aware of urban mobility issues, Honda began to think about solutions to meet the needs of city dwellers. Inspired by boaters who then installed a moped in their boat to tread the port more quickly (we remember the Mobyx), the Japanese brand launched the Motocombo in 1981. A small motorcycle to install in the trunk of a frail city dweller, that it would be enough to unfold to then travel the last kilometers by freed from traffic jams. One of the most brilliant ideas in micromobility, which continues to inspire more than one.

All that can do today a scooter, easier to put in a chest and which above all has the advantage of not having a carbun ’which leaves notes of without-plomb in the cabin. If Peugeot materialized with the 3008 before quickly forgetting it, this solution seduces some users. Lulled by the ideology of the motorcycle (but also because volumes of announced trunk are often abstract), the writing has thus decided to use as a standard meter a Xiaomi Pro 2 (1.13 m long for 49 cm high folded) in order to measure the different chests.

This past interlude, the Renault Zoé is therefore the first to receive our two-wheelers in its trunk of a volume of 338 l to 1,225 l. As usual, reduced overhangs prevent long objects in a transverse position. Unable to optimize space, and you will have to put the bias scooter. But we appreciate the depth of the trunk, which does not oblige to lower the bench 2/3-1/3, while the height allows the rear beach in place.

Supertest Renault Zoé R135: the results

We don’t invent anything with our Renault Zoé Superret, the car being already well known to the editorial staff, but also several hundred thousand motorists. On the other hand, its passage is necessary to put it in perspective with its modern competitors. And it must be said that the well -born base always allows him to be in the blow with a rather correct autonomy. His conduct, even tinged with nostalgia, is topical and turns out to be pleasant (although a little less on fast ways due to noise), while his technology allowing him to aim for 22 kW AC recharge power is still jealous Today.

The fact remains that the Zoé struggles to hide her wrinkles despite her beautiful pencil stroke, and the time of retirement has already struck. The engine presents rather high consumption, which is more dethroned by the Peugeot E-208 technically retouched (it will have taken time !)). In addition, its generous capacity battery for a city car has reached its technical limits for a long time. The cause ? Its passive cooling (air, therefore), which in fact limits the rapid charging power. Especially since it is necessary to extend € 1,000 on the table to take advantage of the Combo-CCS socket allowing to target the 50 kW DC. It is difficult to accept for a car displayed from € 33,700 in R110. And even less with an R135 (in iconic finish only) at € 36,900. It suits many things, but does not make it a car as versatile as its WLTP autonomy would suggest. We talk about it in detail next week !

The superestus, what is ?

In love with figures and allergies with official technical sheets, the Supertest, a new self-propelled automobile test format, is made for you, bringing together data collected during a test in real conditions and according to a transparent and precise protocol. We will add them on Wednesday following the publication of the second part devoted to the Renault Zoé to our summary article making it possible to confront the values ​​noted of the models tried, which will make the full value of the section.

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Renault Zoe’s autonomy

The best -selling electric vehicle in Europe in 2020, the Renault Zoe benefited in 2019 from a new version. In this model, the integration of a larger capacity battery has further increased the autonomy of the electric vehicle, for ever longer journeys without recharging.

How to calculate the autonomy of your Renault Zoe ?

The most important data to know to calculate the autonomy of a Renault Zoe is the capacity of the lithium-ion battery integrated into the electric vehicle. The number of kilowatt hours defines the energy reserve necessary for the operation of the Renault Zoe engine and the equipment of a car of this type.

The autonomy of a Renault Zoe is therefore calculated according to the type of on -board battery: on the new Renault Zoe, the capacity of the battery Z.E. 50 is 52 kilowatt hours, against 41 kilowatt hours for an old generation zoe (with R75/R90/R110 and Q90 engine) or 22 kilowattheures for the first versions (R240 and Q210).

In addition to this amount of electricity, the autonomy of a Renault Zoe depends on driving and climate. By favoring progressive braking and gentle slowdowns, the recovered kinetic energy will be converted into additional autonomy.

Renault Zoe autonomy in winter

The autonomy of an electric vehicle also varies depending on the ambient temperature. In the middle of summer, it can decrease by 5 %, due to the use of air conditioning. The winter autonomy of the electric car is equal to 240 kilometers in WLTP on Renault Zoe for example, about 40 % less than in temperate season.

Several tips, however, keep the cold remotely from the electric vehicle. The pre-order to heat the car before departure is the first of them. Adopt flexible driving, and this in any season also decreases the impact of weather variations !

Zoe autonomy: WLTP cycle vs actual autonomy

Replacing the NEDC test, the WLTP cycle is a procedure that measures the autonomy, consumption and emissions of a vehicle. The acronym designates the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure or “Harmonized global test procedure for passenger cars and light utility vehicles”. It consists in driving a vehicle to different engine and speed diets. WLTP standard tends to approach the real conditions of use of the vehicle based in particular on the constraints of equipment and weights to provide a coherent autonomy measurement.

If before, there was a real difference between NEDC autonomy and actual autonomy (between 30 % and 50 % supposed autonomy disappeared in circulation), the WLTP cycle now allows you to have a much more precise idea of ​​the number of kilometers traveled in one only recharge of the electric car, rarely with more than 20 % supposed difference.

The WLTP autonomy announced by the manufacturers corresponds to the normalized mixed cycle, which includes 57 % of urban journeys, 25 % peri -urban journeys and 18 % of journeys on motorway. This figure therefore represents an average weighted by the most recurring uses of cars.

The city car part of the cycle, or WLTP City, allows an appreciation of autonomy during the most widespread use of electric vehicles, that is to say for urban and peri-urban trips.

Difference in autonomy between the different generations of Renault Zoe

According to the WLTP standard, the independent efficiency of Renault Zoe is today 395 kilometers in WLTP* during temperate periods, whether for models equipped with the R110 engine or the R135 engine. This figure is higher than that displayed by previous generations of the model: the 41 kilowatt hours batteries made it possible to make maximum journeys between 280 and 300 kilometers with a single recharge.

RENAULT ZOE autonomy on highway

Road behavior determines thebattery life an electric vehicle, in particular the use of high speed engine power. The autonomy of a RENAULT ZOE on a highway, by mild temperature, is thus reduced in relation to mixed use. By remaining at 130 km/h on average, it is possible to travel around 215 kilometers. By reducing the average speed around 110 kilometers/hour, the vehicle radius of action increases, reaching 250 kilometers with a single recharge.

How to increase the autonomy of a zoe ?

Renault Zoe’s autonomy can increase by practicing ecoconduite, both ecological and economic. Reduce its speed on the road and highway, anticipate braking to allow kinetic energy of the slowdown to be recovered, to prepare the cabin at the right temperature when the car is still in charge, promote energy sobriety. The different driving modes that the motorist can also choose also influence the action department.

In eco mode, for example, certain functions of the vehicle, such as heating or accelerations, are moderate. The eco mode allows a 10 % gain in average – depending on the topography of the journey. Active B mode, it, “accentuated deceleration”, in which the engine brake is privileged compared to the mechanical braking system. When the driver releases the accelerator pedal, Renault Zoe is fluidity. The inertia produced leads to the recovery of kinetic energy transformed into electricity. This practice then increases autonomy and ensures excellent driving comfort.

Renault Zoe’s autonomy benefits from these innovations and therefore increased performance in terms of energy sobriety. This ray of action, synonymous with practicality, writes a new page of the electrical mobility for everyone !

* The duration and distance values ​​mentioned here are calculated from the results obtained by new ZOE during the WLTP approval procedure (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure, Standardized Cycle: 57 % Urban journeys, 25 % of Peri -Rebans, 18 % of journeys on the highway), which aims to represent the conditions of real use of vehicles. However, they do not presume the type of journey chosen after recharging. The recharging time and the recovered autonomy also depend on the temperature, the wear of the battery, the power delivered by the terminal, the driving style and the level of charge level.

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