Renault Zoe e-Sport showcased at Auto Expo 2018

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Electric vehicles are the talk of the town nowadays and this trend can be seen at the Auto Expo 2018 as well. Almost every carmaker has an example of electric mobility at their stand in some or the other form. Renault was not one to be left out and has displayed its performance focused Zoe e-Sport at the motor show.Essentially a more powerful iteration of the Zoe electric hatchback, the e-Sport is a technology demonstrator for the French carmaker at the ongoing biennial event. Drawing motivation from Renault’s Formula E involvement, the Zoe e-Sport is powered by 2 electric motors that create a joint 466hp and 640Nm of highest torque; it’s claimed 0- 100kph time is a rapid 3.2sec.

Though there is no information on when this EV will launch in the Indian market, we had earlier reported that the Zoe hatchback has been spotted testing in Bengaluru. From this, we can infer that Renault is assessing the EV for an India presentation. The standard Zoe is powered by a new 41kWh battery, up from the 22kWh unit that was used in the previous model. It has a driving range of up to 400km (under the European driving cycle) and takes 65min for an 80 % charge via a quick charger. Renault claims a real-world driving range of 300km and also a full-charge time of 8-9 hours using a standard 7kW charger.