Paris 2010: Renault Zoe

- Styling previews 2012 Clio supermini. - 79bhp electric motor. - Air conditioning deposits skin moisturiser.

This is the Renault Zoe. It might be electric, have over-size wheels and a set of bizarrely futuristic headlamps, but it's essentially the next Renault Clio.

What's all the fuss about?

As you can see, the Zoe is choc full of concept car detailing, but its basic shape is very conventional indeed - it's a five-door supermini. The shape of the lights and grille will form the basis of the Clio's, while the interior architecture is basically what you'll get too. Weirder features include a sensor that detects your mood and throws out an appropriate scent (possibly not so good when you feel like the proverbial) and air conditioning that contains moisturiser.

What makes it so green?

The zero emissions electric motor has 79bhp and 164lb.ft, and the battery is good for a 100-mile range. Impressively, a ten-minute charge will bestow 37 miles.

Estimated release date: New Clio in 2012

Estimated cost: From around £12,000

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