Renault’s ZOE not only took first place overall but also captured the podium for the Regularity Prize, the Energy Consumption Prize, an Autotest (auto slalom) on Monaco’s harbor, and finally a Team Challenge
Renault submitted three separate ZOE teams to compete in the Monte Carlo Rallye ZENN
The race was comprised of three special stages, with distances ranging from 46.51 km (28.9 miles) to 88.08 km (54.73 miles)
The Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN, short for Zero Emission, No Noise is the "greenest" portion of the New Energies Rally
ZOE’s range of 210 km (130 miles) is enhanced by a Range Optimizer that, according to Renault, helped keep the car’s available range from dropping below 42 percent during the race
Other entrants included Citroen’s C-Zero, Mitsubishi’s i-Miev, Think Global’s Think City car and Volkswagen’s e-Up!
Renault’s all-electric ZOE features a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides power to an electric motor capable of delivering 220 Nm (162 lb.ft) of torque and 65 kW (87 bhp) to the front wheels
Renault's ZOE also took first place in the Autotest segment, an auto-slalom type event on the harbor front in Monaco
Conditions for the race last month were not ideal with torrential rain and fog throughout the event
Although not quite as prestigious on the electric racing scale as the upcoming Formula-e series, the relatively new "Zero Emission, No Noise" (ZENN) series does give manufacturers a venue in which to put their electrics up against competing teams. Held in the rainy hills in and around Monte-Carlo last month, the race saw Renault’s ZOE dominate in not one, but all categories, essentially sweeping the series.
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