Renault Zoe Named 'Best Used Electric Car' by Diesel Car and Eco Car

- 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE named ‘Best Used Electric Car’ by Diesel Car and Eco Car Magazine

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

- A new ZOE is available from £14,245 (after Plug-in Car Grant) on-the-road

- 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 all-electric Renault ZOE has been named ‘Best Used Electric Car’ in Diesel Car and Eco Car’s 'Used Car Top 50'.

The Renault ZOE was recognised for its good looks, relaxed driving style and affordability.

Since launching 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.

Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car and Eco Car said: “... we can think of few better cars for whizzing around local roads. You’ll be doing so in near silence and with no tailpipe emissions to worry about, and benefits include no road tax or London Congestion Charge payments.”

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result: “Used ZOEs are becoming very popular amongst those wishing to become a part of the electric motoring revolution. It’s testament to the ZOE’s qualities, including its class-leading range, that it has been recognised by the Diesel Car and Eco Car judges.”

The ZOE is an all-electric, five-door supermini available 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 items such as climate control and the 7-inch touch screen R-Link 2 infotainment system with sat nav. In the most popular trim, Dynamique Nav, features include hands free keycard, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors.

The 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.

New Renault Zoe front view, blue

Users can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 60 minutes thanks to the Zoe's 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 estimates the real-world range in summer is equivalent to approximately 186 miles and 124 miles in winter. 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.

ZOE is available to purchase in two ways. Firstly, under a battery hire scheme, where ZOE pricing starts at £14,245 (OTR) after the Government Plug-in Car Grant with battery leasing from £49 per month. There is also an ‘Unlimited’ option with no mileage cap, priced at £110 per month.

You can also buy the ZOE outright. ZOE i ‘full purchase’ models start from £19,845 (OTR) after the Government Plug-in Car Grant, giving the buyer full ownership of the car and battery and no monthly battery lease payment.

ZOE’s other recent achievements that include:

‘Best Small Company Car’ at Carbuyer Best Cars Awards 2018,

‘Best Eco Car’ at Parkers Awards 2018,

‘Best Pure Electric and Hybrid Car’ at Green Apple Awards 2017,

‘Game Changer 2017’ at Autocar Awards 2017,

‘Best ULEV’ at Fleet World Awards 2017,

‘Best Electric Car’ at What Car? Awards 2017

ZOE is the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe and more than 6,000 ZOE have been sold since launching in the UK in 2013.

To find out more, or to arrange a test drive, please contact Westover Renault's teams in Poole or Salisbury.