The French based automaker Renault has recently announced that the very first Zoe electric car has left the factory, being delivered to its first customer.
According to the car manufacturer, the first Renault Zoe has been bought by the French Minister of Industrial Recovery, Arnaud Montebourg, who has ordered the model a few months ago, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. The keys to the greenest model ever signed by Renault have been handed over to Arnaud Montebourg and the Zoe is now getting ready for a mass launch during the first quarter of 2013.
“The commitment of the government and Mr Montebourg, as confirmed today, is a decisive advantage for making France a robust cornerstone of electric vehicle development and serves to reinforce Renault’s position as a French champion on the international stage”, said the chief operating officer of Renault Group, Carlos Tavares.
The Renault Zoe is being powered by a synchronous electric motor which is producing a total output of 88 HP (65 kW) and it has a peak torque of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft). The model can reach a top speed of 84 km/h and prices for it have been set at 14,444 GBP. The Renault Zoe is coming with features such as the R-Link multimedia tablet, automatic climate control, battery charger and more.