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Westover Renault Celebrates as Electric ZOE Named Best Used Green Car at What Car? Awards 2018

- Renault’s all-electric ZOE named overall ‘Best Used Green Car’

- ZOE now provides range of up to 250 miles (NEDC) – the longest of any mainstream electric vehicle

- What Car? Used Car Awards judge the best used cars in the industry

- ZOE first arrived in the UK in 2013

- ZOE is the best-selling 100 per cent electric vehicle in Europe

- Renault is the best-selling manufacturer of all-electric cars and vans in Europe

The teams at Westover Renault in Poole and Salisbury are celebrating after the all-electric Renault ZOE was named ‘Best Used Green Car’ at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018.

This new accolade comes after the ZOE was named ‘Best Electric Car’ at the What Car? New Car Awards 2017 in January.

The Renault ZOE was singled out by What Car?’s used car gurus for its hassle-free, user-friendly motoring as well as its practicality and spacious cabin.

Since launch in the UK in 2013, Renault has almost doubled the ZOE’s range from 130 miles (NEDC) to 250 miles (NEDC) thanks to technological advancements such as an increased battery capacity and an uprated motor.

Commenting on the decision to award the 100 per cent electric ZOE, Alex Robbins, Used Cars Editor, What Car?, said: “Electric cars are gaining in popularity, and the Renault ZOE is one of those we have to thank. What’s so impressive about the ZOE is just how hassle-free it is to drive. Conventional, easy-to-understand controls make it so user-friendly that it’s a doddle for anyone used to driving a normal, combustion-engined automatic to get to grips with. But it’s also practical and spacious inside, and thanks to its zippy electric drivetrain, it’s quick and easy to drive around town. Best of all, as a used buy, it’s now looking like terrific value. It truly is an electric car for the masses.”

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result: “For the fully electric ZOE to be recognised by What Car? judges is truly fantastic. In January, What Car? confirmed that the 2017 model year ZOE was the Best New Electric Car, whilst now it has also been named as the Best Used Green Car. This means that no matter what their budget, owners can be a part of the electric motoring revolution, safe in the knowledge that the ZOE comes well recommended. We’re delighted that What Car? has recognised the ZOE’s talents for both new and used car buyers.”

The Renault ZOE is an all-electric, five-door supermini available from Westover Renault's showrooms in a choice of three trim levels and with two battery options. Despite its affordability, the entry level Expression Nav comes with a high level of standard specification including climate control and a seven inch touch screen R-Link 2 infotainment system with sat nav. In Dynamique Nav, the features include hands free keycard, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors. The new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim provides buyers with features including supple leather upholstery, a seven speaker BOSE® audio system, heated front seats and a rear parking camera.

With the new R90 motor and Z.E.40 battery, ZOE’s range is 250 miles (NEDC) – Renault estimates that in real-world driving conditions that this equates to around 186 miles in summer and 124 miles in cold winter conditions. ZOE can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 60 minutes thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™ that allows it to make the most of the widest range of power supplies and also keep charging times to a minimum. Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres.

"Our feedback from local drivers fully supports the What Car? findings," says Mat Carrington, Brand Manager at Westover Renault. "People tell us they love the simplicity of the ZOE, as well as it's looks and the fact that it's packed with mod cons. All our test drivers come back with smiles on their faces, reporting that they found the ZOE incredibly easy to drive and surprised that - although it's 100 per cent electric - it looks and feels like a 'normal' car, only better! It's growing in popularity with our customers across Dorset and Wiltshire, so there are plenty of local people who will agree with the What Car? decision!"

ZOE is available to purchase from Westover Renault in two ways. Customers can opt for a battery hire scheme or you can choose to buy your ZOE outright.

For more information about the Renault ZOE, including pricing and test drives, please contact our friendly and professional teams on Wallisdown Road in Poole or Churchfields Road in Salisbury.