The all-new Renault Zoe managed to set a new world record for electric vehicles after travelling 1, 618 km in just 24 hours.
According to the French based automaker, the Renault Zoe has set a new world record for electric vehicles after travelling 1,618 km in just 24 hours on the Aubevoye track in Normandy. Renault says that the Zoe did 363 laps of the track which is the equivalent of 1,618 km, breaking the old record which was set at 1,280 km in 24 hours. In order to set the new record, Renault has used the new Chameleon charger, which makes the Zoe compatible with any socket and voltage, helping it charge at 43 kW for up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
The Renault Zoe has a driving range of 210 km according to the NEDC cycle, but the French based car manufacturer says that the real world range is just 100 km in cold conditions and 150 km in mild weather. The Renault Zoe is the first EV which can be charged at any power level up to 43kW in between 30 minutes and 9 hours with the Chameleon charger, but with the fast-charge stations, the model can be charged in approximately one hour at 22kW. The Renault Zoe is expected to go in sale in Europe this autumn.