This major new technology has been developed while ensuring the battery’s reliability and safety. The battery’s large storage capacity ensures longer range for the ZOE thanks to the meticulous work that went into integrating the battery in the vehicle. The electronic management system of the battery optimises the ZOE’s energy use on the move, while the new air circulation system maintains the temperature of the ZOE’s battery at a constant level, making the car economical to run in very hot or very cold weather. Renault has also developed a suite of bespoke, innovative connected services. To simplify journeys of all types, Z.E. Trip and Z.E. Pass both make it easier to charge batteries at public charging points. These connected services will be expanded in the ﬁrst half of 2017 with the introduction of a new smartphone app that will notably incorporate door-todoor navigation. Meanwhile, the ZOE’s high level of connectivity enables battery charging to be scheduled as a function of the cost and carbon credentials of the electricity uses. Renault has also modiﬁed the ZOE range’s equipment-level structure, including the launch of a new version – the ZOE EDITION ONE/BOSE2 – which
targets customers on the lookout for an exclusive package. Designed primarily for customers looking for exclusive features, the ZOE EDITION ONE/BOSE places the focus ﬁrmly on style and elegance. In addition to the other body colours (Intense Red and Titanium Grey) available for the model, the ZOE EDITION ONE/BOSE can be speciﬁed in an exclusive Yttrium Grey ﬁnish. The interior beneﬁts from premium leather upholstery featuring a soft, smooth ﬁnish that is the fruit of a painstaking selection process. The elegant ﬁnish of the Pailleté Brown hide (gussets on the cushions and seat backs, top-stitching, hot-stamped embossed driver’s headrest, etc.) further enhances the seats’ smart look. The gold-hued dashboard trim contrasts with the gloss Fumé Grey metallic ﬁnish of the air vent surrounds, R-LINK console, interior door handles, loudspeaker surrounds, gear lever baseplate and steering wheel insert. The door panel inserts are trimmed in Fumé Grey, while the front arm rests are covered in a pleasing Metallic Brown fabric. Front door sills engraved with the name of the version and plush carpet mats round out the exclusive package. The last word in comfort is the conspicuously free of any engine noise or associated vibrations.
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