Geneva: Renault Zoe production version revealed image

The French based automaker Renault has just presented the production version of the Zoe electric hatchback during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

While the Twizy, the Megane RS or the facelifted Scenic didn’t manage to attract a crowd to the company’s stand, the production version of the Renault Zoe will most likely get some attention at the Swiss automotive event. According to the car manufacturer, the entry-level Zoe Life has a starting price of 15,700 euros and the model is coming with features like the Renault R-Link multimedia tablet, automatic climate control and Chameleon battery, all of these as standard equipment. Besides the Life, two more version of the Zoe will be offered, the Zen and the Intens, which will start from 17,500 euros.

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.