Renault ZOE has set a new world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by a production electric car, during a marathon relay in Normandy, France, in early June.
The record-breaking drive took place on June-1 on the speed ring at the Aubevoye technical centre (CTA) in Normandy with two of the Renault ZOE electric cars setting out at 4:00 pm local time.
Twenty-four hours later, the two ZOE electric cars cross the finishing line, with mileage of 1,618 km (1,005.37 miles) and 1,506 km (935.78 miles) respectively, bettering the previous record of 1,280 km (795.35 miles) by some 25 percent.
For this performance, Renault ZOE was able to take advantage of a major technological breakthrough: the Caméléon charger. This original world-first system makes ZOE compatible with any socket and any power level. ZOE was therefore able to be fast-charged at 43 kW, regaining 80% of battery capacity in under thirty minutes.
Over the 24 hour period, the ZOE setting the new record was fast charged 18 times.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]