An electric vehicle's consumption

Depending on the outside conditions and how it’s used, an electric vehicle may run differently. Discover what can affect it, and the available solutions.

What has an impact on your electric vehicle’s consumption?

Renault Z.E. speed


The faster you drive, the more energy you need to maintain your speed.

Renault Z.E. driving style


Use Z.E. technologies such as regenerative braking and deceleration to optimise your driving range.

Renault Z.E. topography


When driving uphill, your electricity consumption affects your driving range. You recover energy when driving downhill.

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On average, the Z.E. battery offers a maximum driving range of 300 km in summer and 200 km in winter.

Renault Z.E. vehicle load


The weight of your vehicle, influenced by its load, will have an impact on how much energy it consumes.

How does the battery perform in extremely cold weather?

Cold temperatures and the Z.E battery

Cold temperatures and electric driving

Like all batteries, those in Z.E. vehicles hold less charge in cold weather than at ambient temperature.

However, ZOE has undergone extreme cold testing in Kiruna, Sweden. It continued to work normally even at -20 °C .

Very low temperatures can sometimes make charging times longer, affect energy storage and the resulting driving range, or increase energy consumption when heating the interior.

Do electronic devices affect driving range?

Electronic devices can affect the driving range of your Renault Z.E., but to a very minor degree compared with the four primary factors that decrease an electric vehicle’s driving range:

  • route type
  • speed
  • use of air conditioning or heating
  • driving style


What happens if the battery runs out?

Your battery lease agreement includes comprehensive 24/7 emergency assistance, even if you run out of charge.

If your battery runs out of charge, someone will come and take you to the charge point of your choice within an 80-km radius.

How do traffic jams affect my driving range?

When you start your Z.E. vehicle, you hear and feel nothing. The same goes when you are stuck in a traffic jam.

The electric engine only uses energy when you accelerate. When stationary, the only consumption is from any auxiliaries that are on, such as the heating or air conditioning.

In heavy traffic, you are constantly stopping, starting and decelerating. This is actually good for your electric engines as it recovers energy during deceleration and braking (compared to most diesel or petrol engines).

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