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Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

John Voelcker Mar 27, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show Enlarge Photo When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life. Launched in 2012 with a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the five-door subcompact hatchback had an effective range of 60 to 90 miles. That was essentially on par with that of the Nissan Leaf, EPA-rated at 73 miles that year. DON'T MISS: Long-range Renault Zoe electric car reviewed in U.K.: Forbidden Fruit But this year's battery upgrade to 41 kwh changed everything. It gave the Zoe, Renault says, a range of 300 to 400 kilometers (185 to 250 miles) on the European test cycle. Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept, unveiled at 2017 Geneva auto show [photo: Anthony Bernie...

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