Renault deletes the Zoe: No Successor Planned

Renault deletes the Zoe: No Successor Planned

Renault has announced that they do not have plans for a new generation of their small electric car, the Zoe. The Zoe, which was first introduced in 2012 with a battery rental option, has been a popular choice among electric car buyers, largely due to its relatively affordable price.

However, Renault has decided not to develop a direct successor to the Zoe, as stated by COO Fabrice Cambolive in an interview with the British publication “Autocar.” Instead, the company intends to focus on a combination of electric and hybrid models moving forward.

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The primary reason for discontinuing the Zoe is the upcoming launch of two new all-electric models, the Renault 5 and Renault 4. Renault aims to prevent cannibalization within its electric vehicle lineup by introducing these new models with iconic names and reviving models from its historical lineup.

The Renault 5 is scheduled for release in 2024, followed by the anticipated release of the Renault 4, although an exact date for the latter has yet to be confirmed.

Currently, the Renault Zoe has a starting price of at least 36,840 euros, with a recent price increase of approximately 3,700 euros. The base model with the smaller 41 kWh battery has been discontinued. Two power levels are currently available for the Zoe, offering 80 or 100 kW.

Following a temporary halt in orders due to parts shortages, the vehicle is now available again, although buyers should expect a delivery time of approximately six months. While there is no official end date for the Zoe, it is likely to be phased out by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, coinciding with a more extensive model update that Renault may choose to implement.

In summary, Renault has made the decision to discontinue the popular Zoe model in favor of their upcoming electric cars, the Renault 5 and Renault 4. The year 2024 is expected to mark the end of the Zoe, which has been a bestseller for the company.