Zoe EV is off to the self-driving path.
Renault is following the footsteps of Volvo with indulging in the autonomous car driving. All the major companies are working on this module and some of them are hoping to introduce fully autonomous vehicles by the year 2020.
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Thus Renault has started working in the domain as well. The company will test its famous car Zoe EV in china for self-driving purposes.
According to last month’s news Zoe EV by Renault was able to go as far as 200 miles on a single charge. The latest news is that this EV will be able to go beyond this range on its own now! Well this is surely a spectacular news for Renault fans.
It is being said that Dongfeng Renault Automobile will start their trial of self-driving cars on Zoe in the city of Wuhan in China. The trials are going to start by next month, according to AutoBlog.
The automobile venture started in the year 2014 and the companies see China fit for the trials as most of the progress on the project is made out there.
This kind of testing is the second announcement made by Volvo in this year. According to the earlier announcement, 100 autonomous driving cars were to be tested in China. However no new details about that project was revealed by Volvo or Dongfeng Renault.
Zoe which was awarded Europe’s best selling EV has been upgraded to go as far as 250 miles per charge too. The new range is according to the readings of NEDC scale.
However the car managed to get a range of 186 miles on EPA test. Now the self-driving prototype of Zoe is about to go in testing mode. This is a great news for the EV market.