Renault Shows How Zoe Is Built in Flins

While all carmakers are currently investing in electric vehicles, this is still the hot potato of the auto world. Get it when it's not right and you burn your cash, but get it right and you're in for a feast.
While the French aren't exactly known for getting stuff right on the first try, the Zoe seems like it has all the right ingredients to become a tremendous success.

Sure, you might not be able to power it from your awl socket if you live on the 7th floor of an apartment building, but it's cheap. In France, prices start at just €13,700 if you taking the government grant into consideration.

It's not that impractical either. Built on the same platform as the Clio supermini, it's spatious and has a good size boot. Zoe has an official electric range of 210 kilometers based on the NEDC cycle, but even Renault has admitted that in the real world, you're looking at somewhere between 100 and 150 kilometers.

Even though the Zoe sounds like a very futuristic car, it's actually built on the same assembly line as the Clio, in Flins, near Paris. If you're a fan of knowing everything there is to know about your car and are buying a Zoe, you need to watch the following video.

In 2012, Renault told us they had delayed production of the Zoe, originally scheduled to start right after the Paris Motor Show, in order to facilitate a new generation of Clio. Now the little Zoe is getting ready to show it can make a significant impact in people's perceptions about EVs.

Renault COO Carlos Tavares states that Zoe is so good, you won't want to go back to a petrol engined car once you've tried it.
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