Renault Zoe goes from hero to zero in European safety agency rating

Renault's best-selling Zoe EV was hit with a zero-star safety rating, shocking the firm and potentially threatening sales

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12/8/2021 7:20:00 PM

Renault's best-selling Zoe EV was hit with a zero-star safety rating, shocking the firm and potentially threatening sales

French carmaker Renault on Wednesday received a blow for its popular Zoe electric model, as the Europ ean New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) gave it a zero-star safety rating in tests that are standards for Europ e.

3 minute read1/5A Renault ZOE electric car is pictured at a dealership in Les Sorinieres, near Nantes, France, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File PhotoRead MoreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegister(RENA.PA)on Wednesday received a blow for its popular Zoe electric model, as the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) gave it a zero-star safety rating in tests that are standards for Europe.

The carmaker, which is cutting costs and working to turn around its performance after overstretching itself over years of ambitious global expansion, also received a one-star rating for its lower-cost electric Dacia Spring model."Renault was once synonymous with safety," Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen said in a statement. "But these disappointing results for the ZOE and the Dacia Spring show that safety has now become collateral damage in the group's transition to electric cars."

Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterRenault said in a statement the Zoe was a safe vehicle, which met all regulatory safety standards."These standards are constantly evolving and are becoming more and more strict in all areas, especially in terms of security," the company added. "Renault is therefore continually improving its offer in order to comply with the regulations applicable where its vehicles are sold." headtopics.com

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The Euro NCAP ratings are not binding as it does not certify vehicles for road use. But European consumers do pay attention to Euro NCAP's tests and carmakers aggressively market good ratings.This is only the third time Euro NCAP has given a car a zero-star rating and if it hurts sales of the Zoe it could pressure Renault into a swift upgrade or accelerate the launch of the next version of the car.

Euro NCAP said the latest Zoe had a worse seat-mounted side airbag than earlier versions. Euro NCAP noted the Renault Laguna had been the first car ever to receive a five-star rating in 2001.Renault did not address the airbag issue in its statement.

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