Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault ZOE 2013

ZOE , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Mar 2013

Renault ZOE crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 89%
Child Occupant 80%
Pedestrian 66%
Safety Assist 85%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions for the passenger, and for all of the driver's body regions apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate. For the knees and femurs, Renault showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the ZOE scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. However, in the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection of the chest. The front seats and head restraints provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

For 2013, Euro NCAP is using improved child dummies and applying a broader assessment of CRS to vehicle compatibility. Based on dummy data from the dynamic tests, the ZOE scored maximum points for its protection of the 1 1/2 year infant. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact with parts of the car interior. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be installed without problem apart from the group 2/3 restraint, which could not be properly installed in the rear centre seat. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in the front passenger seat. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas tested and scored maximum points. The front edge of the bonnet offered marginal protection to the pelvis area. The bonnet offered predominantly fair protection for the head of a struck pedestrian, with some good protection in the areas where a child's head and an adult's head might strike.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the ZOE, and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the front and rear seats. A speed assistance system is also standard equipment. This uses digital mapping to indicate the relevant speed limit. The driver can then use a manually-set speed limitation device as appropriate to control the vehicle's speed.

applies to all ZOEs of the specification tested