The Renault Zoe E-Tech can now cover 475.4 miles on a single charge
New ENSO range-extending tyres have helped the car smash a record of 351 miles set in France in 2018.
The new Renault Zoe, on special tyres designed to extend its range have driven on each charge, has surpassed records becoming one of the longest-ranged cars on the sale in the UK. The team at MIssion Motorsport, a charity made up of ex-forces motoring enthusiasts, kept to the car's optimum speed of just 19mph for over 24 hours in order to set a new record at the UK's fastest racetrack.
The team are said to be experienced in endurance motorsport which helped them to achieve 9.14 miles per kilowatt hours. The Zoe is officially recognised to cover up to 245 miles on a single charge making the record distance an extraordinary feat.
They used two cars for the attempt, both starting 9:40 am on Wednesday and the first one finishing 11:45 am on Thursday. The record-holding car finally coasted to a stop 14:57 pm on Thursday after lapping Thruxton for over 25 hours. The range may not come as a surprise for premium brands but the Renault Zoe E-Tech is the bestselling electric car in Europe, costing just £27,595 after the government's Plug-in car grant.