Renault electric vehicle charging, driving range and batteries

We answer all your questions about charging Renault electric vehicles and their driving range.

When do you charge an electric vehicle?

The lithium-ion battery by Renault
You can charge your Renault electric car any time!
In fact, the lithium-ion battery installed in all our electric vehicles has no memory effect and can be charged at any time, no matter how much driving range is left.
With this battery, you can even drive in temperatures ranging from -10 °C to 40 °C!     

How do you charge an electric vehicle at home?

There are a whole range of options for recharging your electric vehicle at home.
You can charge your electric vehicle at home by installing a home wallbox.  All of our electric cars and vans will charge from 0-100%  overnight from a 7kW wall box, so enjoy your evening, go to bed and wake up to a fully charged Renault!
What happens if I charge the battery daily even though it's not empty?
Batteries with no memory effect
The new lithium-ion batteries in Renault electric vehicles have no memory effect.

They can be partially charged at any time without prematurely deteriorating performance. Lithium-ion technology is now the most efficient on the market: its high energy density allows more Wh per kg to be stored for optimised driving range.

There are no restrictions on charging, and you can charge the battery even if it is not completely empty.     
Does the battery lose charge if you don't use your car?
A stable battery charge
The battery's daily discharge rate is too low to be significant. It would take several weeks of inactivity to see a significant loss of charge.
What are the arrangements for charging in a Renault dealership?
Renault charging station
The authorised dealer for Renault in Bermuda is equipped with quick-charge stations in his car park (with power of 22 kW per charge point). Locate the charge point here.

Everything you need to know about a Renault electric vehicle's driving range

How can I manage my driving range?
We offer E-Tech connected services that help you manage your driving range. You can also manage your driving range remotely with My Z.E. Connect: you can check the charge level and driving range of your Renault electric vehicle, its current progress when charging, and your recent charge history in real time no matter where you are.

Your driving style also has a direct impact on the driving range of your Renault electric.Here are a few simple tips to optimise your driving style:
  • keep your speed and accelerating down
  • adopt a more relaxed, smooth driving style
  • drive at a constant speed as much as possible:
  • adjust your speed by controlling your acceleration, including going downhill
  • think ahead
  • use the regenerative braking: when you need to stop the vehicle, first release the accelerator pedal to slow down, then brake the vehicle.
How can I check my driving range?
When you are behind the wheel of a Renault E-Tech, you can use the energy saver to check your current consumption in real time. The dashboard displays the remaining driving range, calculated based on the battery charge level and your average consumption.

You can also monitor your charge level and remaining driving range remotely from a computer or smartphone, via the My Z.E. Connect service available on all Renault Zoe versions.
How can I improve my driving range?
There are several ways you can maximise your range.The most important factor is your driving style. To increase the driving range and make the most of regenerative braking, you should adopt eco-driving behaviour: think ahead, use the engine brake, drive sensibly, etc.

Follow the advice on your R-LINK interactive tablet. At the end of each journey, it reviews your journey and gives you useful eco-driving advice to improve your driving range.And you can turn on the ECO driving mode to improve the driving range even further. The power of the air conditioning or heating and the dynamic performance of your vehicle are reduced to maximise your range. About 8% to 10% of the driving range.

Discover E-Tech technology