Renault will phase out the Zoe electric hatchback at the end of the life cycle of the current model generation. The portal InsideEVs writes about it. This is despite the fact that the Zoe is considered one of the most popular electric cars in Europe. The Zoe will be replaced by the latest Renault 5, but this will not happen until 2023.
The upcoming changes in the Renault electric car family are primarily related to the obsolescence of the Zoe: the model went on sale back in 2012. Since then, the car has gone through several updates, but fundamentally it has not changed.
During this time on the European market, the model was sold in a quantity of about 300 thousand copies.
Replacing the Renault Zoe on the market will be the revived iconic hatchback Renault 5, the prototype of which was shown by the manufacturer in January this year. The appearance of the new Renault 5 has many references to the historical model, but how many of them will go to the production version is still unknown.
The production version of the Renault 5 is expected to go on sale in 2023-2024, when the Renault Zoe story ends.
At the moment, Zoe costs at least 32,500 euros on the French market. The car is powered by a 135-horsepower electric motor coupled with a 52-kilowatt battery, which allows it to travel up to 395 kilometers on a single charge on a WLTP cycle. Renault 5 specifications have not yet been announced.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the Renault ZOE from the FineAuto team: