French automaker Renault partnered with L’Oreal’s skin care company Biotherm and developed the ZOE Z.E. Concept, witch is a 100 percent electric ‘spa’ vehicle.
Apparenty the Renault Biotherm ZOE Z.E. concept is a preview of the production version that will be launched in 2012, featuring a fully customizable interior and aimed at men and women who want to take care of both themselfs and the environment.
The Renault Biotherm ZOE Z.E. concept has an intelligent roof that protects against heat and cold optimizing climate control and recovering energy through its photovoltaic cells and a polyurethanic gel shield at the front and back absorbing shock in case of impact. Renault also says the ZOE Z.E. concept is equipped with the advanced air filtration and purification technology.
As far as recharging the 100 percent electric Renault Biotherm ZOE Z.E. concept, future owners will have one of three ways : standard charging, fast charge and rapid battery exhange.
Renault press release :
Biotherm, the skin care company in L’Oréal’s Luxury Products division, has joined forces with Renault to develop an all-new 100% electric “spa” concept car, ZOE Z.E.
Aimed at people making daily local trips and looking for a car that brings them health and wellbeing,
ZOE Z.E. concept, with its premium and fully personalizable cabin, is a preview of the Renault production vehicle set for launch in 2012.
ZOE Z.E., ZERO EMISSIONS AND MAXIMUM PEACE OF MIND
ZOE Z.E., a 100% electric, zero-emission city car, is for men and women who want to take care of
the environment while taking care of themselves – even behind the wheel.
The roof has been designed as an intelligent protective membrane that insulates against heat and cold, optimizes climate control, and recovers energy using honeycomb photovoltaic cells. The car features a shield of polyurethane gel at the front and the back, acting as a second skin that protects vulnerable parts of the body in the event of mild urban impact.
ZOE Z.E. boasts the finest in air filtration and purification technology to fully protect the health of
passengers and keep their skin young-looking.
Drivers can “fill up” in one of three ways:
Standard charge: in 4 to 8 hours, using a recharge socket outside the car
Fast charge: in 20 minutes, using the same socket at special charge stations
The exclusive “Quickdrop" system, or rapid battery exchange: in 3 minutes at exchange stations
LEADING-EDGE SCIENTIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Biotherm research teams and Renault engineers and designers have combined their expertise in a
co-innovation partnership.
Since the brand was created in 1952, Biotherm research laboratories have developed in-depth knowledge on the cellular mechanisms of the skin, together with proven scientific know-how in the virtues of aromatherapy.
For more than 110 years, Renault has developed recognized expertise in the design and approval of
equipment for comfort and well-being.
Renault Biotherm ZOE Z.E. concept video :

Source: Renault