RENAULT ZOE 2017 1.G Owners Manual
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DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (1/3)
“Neutral” 0 usage zone
Indicates nil consumption.
consumption” B usage zone
The traction battery supplies the elec-
trical energy required for the motor to
move the vehicle.
Yellow “Consumption not
recommended” C usage zone
Indicates high energy consumption.Charge meter(on the instrument panel)
The charge meter gives the driver a
real-time view of the vehicle’s energy
Blue “Energy recovery” A usage
When driving, if you lift your foot off the
accelerator pedal or apply the brake,
the motor generates electrical current
during deceleration, and this energy is
used to slow down the vehicle and re-
charge the traction battery.
Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-
cordance with a standard regulatory
method. Identical for all manufacturers,
this enables vehicles to be compared
with one another. Consumption in real
time depends on vehicle usage condi-
tions, equipment fitted and the user’s
driving style. To optimise fuel con-
sumption, please refer to the following
Depending on the vehicle, you will have
various functions which enable you to
lower your fuel consumption:
– charge meter;
– the driving style indicator;
– the journey record and eco-driving
advice via the multimedia display;
– ECO mode – activated by the ECO button.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation
system provides additional information.
The presence and display of this in-
formation depends on the type of
ambiance selected. Please see the
information on “Displays and indica-
tors” in Section 1.
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Journey log (Driving ECO²
When the engine is switched off,
“Journey record” shows on the multi-
media display 2, for equipped vehicles,
letting you see information about your
– average energy consumption;
– number of miles/kilometres travelled.
Driving style indicator
Lets you know about the driving style
adopted (speed and anticipation). You
are notified by the colour in the zone 1
on the instrument panel.
– Green: measured, economical driv- ing;
– Blue: for less flexible driving;
– Purple: driving too fast.
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (2/3)
The instrument panel or multimedia dis-
play 2 shows:
– an overall grade taking into account acceleration, braking anticipation
and your skill in managing speed;
– recommendations to enable you to improve your rating (please see the
Navigation systemUsing the information available on your
navigation system (traffic information,
nearest charging station, etc.) makes it
easy to manage your journey.
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ECO mode is a function which opti-
mises vehicle range. It acts upon cer-
tain power consuming systems in
the vehicle (heating, air conditioning,
power-assisted steering etc.) and on
certain driving actions (acceleration,
cruise control, deceleration etc.).
Activating the function
Press switch 3.
The warning light 5
on the instrument panel and the lower
part of the instrument panel 4 goes
green. Disabling the function
Press switch 3.
The warning light
goes off on
the instrument panel and the lower part
of the instrument panel 4 goes blue.
The cruise control switches to
standby each time the ECO mode
is activated or deactivated. Please
refer to the information on “Cruise
control/speed limiter: cruise control
function” in Section 2.
DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING (3/3)
While driving, it is possible to leave the
ECO mode temporarily in order to im-
prove engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal
firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you
take pressure off the accelerator pedal.
With ECO mode activated, the vehi-
cle speed is limited to approximately
56 mph (90 km/h).
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VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations (1/2)
A “sporty” driving style reduces your
vehicle range: opt for a “lighter” driving
– drive at a constant speed.
– keep an eye on the tools available to you to view the road conditions
(charge meter, current consump-
tion, journey log, etc). Please refer
to the information on “Eco-driving” in
Section 2;– adapt your driving style to avoid ex- cessive energy consumption
– favour power recovery: anticipate traffic changes by lifting your foot off
the accelerator pedal or by braking
Do not try to maintain the same speed
up a hill, accelerate no more than you
would on the level. Keep your foot in
the same position on the accelerator
The vehicle range is approved for a
mixed NEDC cycle (New European
In real usage, the range of an electric
vehicle may vary depending on several
factors over which you have partial con-
trol, which may make a considerable
difference to the vehicle range. These
– speed and driving style;
– type of road;
– heating level;
– use of electrical accessories;
– vehicle loading.
Furthermore, activating ECO mode en-
ables the vehicle to automatically take
charge of all energy consuming ele-
ments (engine power, heating, etc.) to
reduce their consumption to the fullest
possible extent. Please refer to the in-
formation on “Eco-driving” in Section 2.
Speed and driving style
High speeds will reduce your vehicle’s
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VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations (2/2)
The use of heating or air-conditioning
reduces vehicle range.
To maintain your vehicle range, you are
recommended to favour:
– before using the vehicle, the “pro-gramming” mode (please refer to the
information in “Air-conditioning: pro-
gramming” in Section 3).
– while driving, the ECO mode (please see information about “ECO driving”
in Section 2).
An under-inflated tyre increases energy
consumption. Comply with the speci-
fied tyre pressures for your vehicle.
When driving, use tyres made by the
same manufacturer, with the same di-
mensions, type and structure as the
original tyres. The use of non-regula-
tion tyres significantly reduces vehicle
Please see the information on “Tyre
pressure” in Section 4.
Avoid pointlessly overloading your ve-
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Please make your own
protecting the environment
– Worn parts replaced in the course of routine vehicle maintenance (sec-
ondary 12 V battery, batteries, etc.)
must be disposed of through special-
– At the end of the vehicle’s service life, it should be sent to approved
centres to ensure that it is recycled.
– In all cases, comply with local legis- lation.
Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and
To achieve these objectives, many of
the vehicle components have been de-
signed to enable them to be recycled.
The materials and structures have
been carefully designed to allow these
components to be easily removed and
reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-
sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-
merous parts made from recycled plas-
tics or renewable materials (vegetable
or animal-derived materials such as
cotton or wool).
Your vehicle has been designed with
respect for the environment in mind for
its entire service life: during production,
use and at the end of its life.
This commitment is illustrated by the
Renault eco² group signature.
Your vehicle has been manufactured at
an industrial site which uses a progress
policy to reduce environmental impacts
on rivers and natural areas (reduc-
tion of water and energy consumption,
visual and noise pollution, atmospheric
emissions and waste water, sorting and
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TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (1/3)
When fitted to the vehicle, this system
notifies the driver if one or more tyres
Each wheel (except for the emergency
spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-
tion valve which periodically measures
the tyre pressure while driving.
1 comes on to
alert the driver in the event of insuffi-
cient pressure (deflated wheel, punctu-
red tyre, etc.).
Resetting the standard level
for the tyre pressures
This should be done:
– when the standard tyre pressure needs to be changed to adapt to
usage conditions (empty, carrying a
load, motorway driving, etc.);
– after swapping a wheel (however this practice is not recommended);
– after changing a wheel.
It should always be done after checking
the tyre pressure of all four tyres when
Tyre pressures must correspond to the
current usage of the vehicle (empty,
carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).
This function is an additio-
nal driving aid.
However, the function does
not take the place of the
driver. It cannot, therefore, under
any circumstances replace the vi-
gilance or the responsibility of the
Check the tyre pressures, including
the emergency spare wheel, once a
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TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (2/3)
The standard tyre pressure cannot be
less than that recommended and indi-
cated on the door frame.
Display 2 on the instrument panel in-
forms you of any tyre pressure faults
(flat tyre, punctured tyre, etc.).
« ADJUST TYRE PRESSURE »
comes on, along
with the message «ADJUST TYRE
These indicate that at least one tyre is
Check and, if necessary, readjust the
pressures of the four wheels when cold.
The warning light
goes off after a
few minutes’ driving.
« PUNCTURE »
The warning light
steady, accompanied by the message
“PUNCTURE” and a beep.
This message appears along with the
® warning light.
They indicate that at least one wheel
is punctured or severely underinfla-
ted. Replace it or contact an approved
dealer if it is punctured. Top up the tyre
pressure if the wheel is deflated.
Warning light ® re-
quires you to stop immedi-
ately, for your own safety,
as soon as traffic conditions
With the ignition on:
– repeatedly press button 3 or 4 to
select the “LEARNING THE TYRE
PRESSURE” function on the dis-
– press and hold (around 3 seconds) button 3 or 4 to start initialisation.
Display of the message “Pressure
ref ongoing” indicates that the reset
request for the tyre pressure refe-
rence value has been taken into ac-
Reinitialisation is carried out after a few
The sudden loss of pressure in a
tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be de-
tected by the system.
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TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING (3/3)
“CHECK TYRE PRESSURE SENSORS
The warning light
several seconds, then stays on, along
with the message “CHECK TYRE
This message appears along with the
© warning light.
They indicate that at least one tyre is
not fitted with sensors (e.g. emergency
spare wheel). Otherwise, consult an
Readjustment of tyre
The tyre pressures must be adjusted
when cold (please refer to the label lo-
cated on the edge of the driver’s door).
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, the recom-
mended pressures must be increased
by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
Changing a wheel
The system may take sev-
eral minutes depending on
use for the new wheel pres-
sures to be recognised; check the
tyre pressures after all operations.
Tyre repair product and
Because the valves are specially desi-
gned, only use equipment approved by
the approved network. Please refer to
“Tyre inflation kit” in Section 5.
This system requires specific equip-
ment (wheels, tyres, hubcaps, etc.).
Please see the information on “Tyres”
in Section 5.
Contact an approved Dealer to fit new
tyres and to find out about available ac-
cessories compatible with the system
and available from your dealer network:
the use of any other accessory could
affect the correct operation of the
system or damage a sensor.
Emergency spare wheel
If the vehicle is equipped with an emer-
gency spare wheel, it will not have a
sensor. When it is fitted on the vehicle,
the warning light
flashes for se-
veral seconds, then stays on, together
with the warning light
© and the
message “CHECK TYRE PRESSURE
SENSORS” appears on the instrument
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ABS (anti-lock braking
Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents
the wheels from locking, allowing the
stopping distance to be managed and
keeping control of the vehicle.
Under these circumstances, the vehi-
cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle
whilst braking. In addition, this system
can increase stopping distances, parti-
cularly on roads with low surface grip
(wet ground etc.).
You will feel a pulsation through the
brake pedal each time the system is
activated. The ABS does not in any way
improve the vehicle’s physical perfor-
mance relating to the road surface and
roadholding. It is still essential to follow
the rules of good driving practice (such
as driving at a safe distance from the
vehicle in front etc.).
– the ABS
– the electronic stability program
ESC with understeer control and
– emergency braking assistance with (depending on the vehicle)
– regenerative braking system.
In an emergency, apply firm and
continuous pressure to the brake
pedal. There is no need to pump
it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-
late the force applied in the braking
These functions are an ad-
ditional aid in the event of
critical driving conditions,
enabling the vehicle beha-
viour to be adapted to suit the dri-
However, the functions do not take
the place of the driver. They do
not increase the vehicle’s limits
and should not encourage you
to drive more quickly. Therefore,
they can under no circumstances
replace the vigilance or responsibi-
lity of the driver when manoeuvring
the vehicle (the driver must always
be ready for sudden incidents which
may occur when driving).
Your braking systems
are partially operational.
However, it is dangerous
to brake suddenly and
it is essential to stop immediately,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
Contact an approved dealer.
© and x lit up on the in-
strument panel, (depending on the
vehicle) alongside messages “Check
ABS”, “Check braking system” and
“Check ESC”: ABS, ESC and emer-
gency brake assist are deactivated.
Braking is always enabled;
x, D, © and û lit
up on the instrument panel alongside
the message “Braking system fault”:
this indicates a fault in the braking
In both cases, please consult an
DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES/AIDS (1/5)