Geneva ’17: Why the Zoe e-sport was the most important car at the show

This pocket rocket draws tech straight from the championship-winning Renault e.dams Formula E machines.

ZOE E-Sport at Geneva Motor Show

ZOE E-Sport at Geneva Motor Show

Our prayers have been answered!

We’ve been warbling on for years now about how there’s been a distinct lack of small, fun electric cars to bolster a cool, youthful appearance of these future-fuelled machines.

But finally, FINALLY, Renault has attempted to fill in the gaps by unveiling an EV hot hatch concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, in the form of the Zoe e-sport.

Strictly a concept car for now, the pumped-up version of the popular electric supermini ticks all the right boxes for us here at EV Performance towers. Time to get more excited about EVs…!

“The brief for the Renault ZOE e-sport concept couldn’t have been simpler: ‘Have fun!’. So we came up with something midway between a production model and a racing car… It’s perfect for lovers of extreme driving sensations!”

said Stéphane Janin, Director of Concept Car Design for the firm.

ZOE E-Sport at Geneva Motor Show

ZOE E-Sport at Geneva Motor Show

Although it might be a million miles away from a production model, it’s absolutely fantastic to see a firm such as Renault addressing the fun side of electric cars. It’s all too easy to be overwhelmed with range statistics and kW figures in this crazy world of electric cars, so it’s nice to see some serious hints at performance models potentially being in the pipeline in the coming years.

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