Fully Charged host Robert Llewellyn have spent a week driving the new new Renault Zoe GT line R135 before the UK lockdown.
“Robert spent a week driving the new Renault Zoe GT line R135 and he found something remarkable – it’s faster than a Tesla… Well kinda. Given a set of specific parameters, yes the Renault is a lot faster to charge, domestically, if you’ve got the right input. But that’s about it. Anyway, Robert gives the low down on his thoughts on this top of the range model. Is it really with being an ‘R’ model. How hot is it?”
The new R135 100 kW engine delivers the equivalent of 135 PS and improved torque for faster acceleration and greater responsiveness. Engineers have used the increased-capacity battery of New ZOE (Z.E.50) to get the most out of the Renault developed motor, which packs a healthy 245 Nm from zero rpm and drives through a single speed gearbox, helping the ZOE sprint from 0 to 62mph (0-100 km/h in less than 10 seconds and onto a top speed of 87mph (140 km/h). As an indication of its real world pace the 100kW model can accelerate from 50 to 75 mph (80 to 120 km/h) in just 7.1 seconds, which is 2.2 seconds quicker than the 80kW 110 PS R110 engine, which is carried over unchanged.