Renault Intends to Launch Zoe RS Before 2020

  • Published By: Droom
  • 18 July 2017

The prototype has already been built but Renault Sport still has to sort out a few kinks.

Patrice Ratti, Renault Sport boss, has stated that the company has created a working prototype of the Zoe RS after the debut of the 466hp Zoe e-sport concept car. Renault wants to launch this high-performance version in international markets before 2020 and is exploring the possibility.

“We are thinking about doing a Zoe RS but it is a big study that will take time,” said Ratti. “The performance of batteries has improved [to the point] that it is now feasible, which certainly wasn’t the case a few years ago. So, the studies have begun.”

The concept is powered by two electric motors that put out 640Nm at 4,300rpm, and is capable of hitting 100kph in a claimed 3.2sec. The chassis and steering have been lifted from the Renault Sport Clio. However, Ratti said, “A Renault Sport Car also needs to handle well and that is the challenge. To have the weight of the batteries and still achieve the agility we pride ourselves on is a tough task.”

The battery limitations, for now, mean the prototype can only go 15 minutes flat out.

News You May Like

Toyota’s New Glanza Manages To Surpasses VW Polo and Honda Jazz in June

Toyota Glanza registered encouraging sales figures during the month of June and managed to outsell Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.

Read More
Kia Establishes Wide Network of Touchpoints Across Country Ahead of Launch

Before launching Seltos, Kia has managed to prop up a network of 265 touchpoints, 206 sales centers, and 192 service stations in around 160 cities of India.

Read More
Download App