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ZOE sounds like success for Renault
07 March 2013
An audible warning system for pedestrians has helped the Renault ZOE electric car warrant a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The technology designed to make people around the car aware it is coming is Renault's way of solving one of the main problems with quieter electric cars, giving it the maximum possible safety rating for pedestrians and on overall mark of 82%.
The ZOE shares a its platform with the new Renault Clio but is said to surpass it in terms of protecting adult occupants. A breakdown of its other safety features reveals high efficiency front and seat cushion airbags and pre-tensioners and low buckles fitted on its seat belts.
Children are well looked after too, with three-point Isofix seat anchorages on the front passenger and outer rear seats giving it 39 out of 49 score in child protection and placing it right at the top of the list of the safest cars in the B-segment.
A standard speed limiter, cruise control and seat belt fastening reminders occupants can hear and see are also among the Renault ZOE's array of safety features.