The 2013 Renault Zoe is available to order now, with prices starting at 13,650, including a 25% deduction through the Government Plug-in Car Grant scheme.
Buyers can now reserve a car with a pre-order payment of 49. First deliveries expected in March 2013.
The Zoe is a new supermini powered by an 87bhp electric motor. Renault says it has the longest range of any mass-produced electric car, with an official maximum of 130 miles. In typical use the range will be between 60 and 90 miles, Renault says.
With rival electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, buyers purchase the car outright. The Zoe's battery is leased separately, with prices starting at 70 per month for a three-year/7500-mile package. A 12,000-mile deal costs 93 per month.
A concept car version of the Zoe made its debut at the 2010 Paris motor show; we drove a pre-production version earlier this year.
Dynamique Zen models come with light cabin trim and Teflon seat coatings
Three trim levels Expression, Dynamique Zen and Dynamique Intens - are available.
2013 Renault Zoe prices (including Government grant) and specs
Renault Zoe Expression 13,650
Renault Zoe Dynamique Zen 14,750
Renault Zoe Dynamique Intens 14,750
All versions come with Bluetooth, climate control, cruise control, satellite-navigation, stability control and a USB input socket. Extra equipment on Dynamique Zen and Dynamique Intens models includes alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, electric rear windows, rear parking sensors and remote battery charging.
Dynamique Intens models have a rear-view camera and dark interior trim. Dynamique Zen models have light interior trim and Teflon seat coatings.