Hot Renault Zoe EV To Replace Clio RS
Auto Express|October 09, 2019
Renault: EV is future of funCO2 rules kill off hot Clio
Jonathan Burn

A RENAULT Sport version of the Zoe electric hatch is being eyed up as an indirect replacement for the Clio RS, Auto Express can reveal. Bosses at the firm told us a successor to the hot Clio is no longer a viable business proposition, and that a hot Zoe is currently the favored option within the company to plug the gap.

Renault previously flirted with the idea of a performance-based EV back in 2017 when it showed the Zoe e-sport concept. The running prototype featured technology learned from the French firm’s efforts in Formula E; a twin-motor set-up delivered 454bhp and a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, but the concept was never intended to be put into production.

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