Renault has revealed a new top-of-the-range variant of its Zoe electric hatchback, adding extra equipment to the zero-emission car’s line-up.
Replacing the old Signature Nav model, the new S Edition sits above the entry-level Dynamique Nav variant in a simple two-tier range.
The new version will add a range of equipment to the Zoe mix, fitting a Bose stereo and a reversing camera.
Renault says the hi-fi system is specially tuned to the acoustics of the Zoe’s cabin to deliver a sharper sound quality, while the camera is fitted to the boot to make it easier to park in tight spaces.
Customers also get a choice of wheel sizes, with 16-inch alloys coming as standard, although upgrading to the larger 17-inch option carries no extra charge.
And like any other Zoe, the S Edition comes with hands-free keyless door unlocking and push-button start, as well as rear parking sensors, climate control and automatic lights and wipers. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard, too, featuring satellite navigation and a DAB digital radio.
All that is included in the £19,270 starting price, which buys you the R110 pure-electric powertrain. That offers an official range of 186 miles and a 107 bhp motor, which is good for 0-62 mph in 11.9 seconds and a top speed of 84 mph.
According to Renault, fully charging the battery takes around 25 hours from a three-pin domestic socket, but a 7.4 kW home wallbox cuts that to around seven hours and a 22 kW public charger will manage to fill the battery in just under three hours.
However, those who spend £20,020 on the Q90 version will unlock the ability to use rapid chargers that fill the cells from completely empty to 100 percent in less than two hours.
The trade-off for this, though, is slightly longer charging times from domestic sockets and wallbox, as well as a reduction in power. With just 87 bhp on tap, the 0-62 mph time is extended to 13.2 seconds, but the 186-mile range is untouched.
To help customers even more, Renault is offering a free 7.4 kW charging wallbox to all retail customers purchasing a Zoe, allowing them to reduce their home charging times at no additional expense.
Renault has already opened the order books for the new Zoe S Edition, but the first customers will not receive their cars until April.