Renault Zoe to cost from 13,000

* Electric Zoe to cost 13k with subsidy * 70 per month to lease battery pack * Car on sale spring 2012...

15 February 2011
Renault Zoe to cost from 13,000

Renault's cute electric city car, the Zoe, will go on sale in spring 2012 for around 13,000.

That pricetag includes the 5000 Government subsidy given to electric cars. However, buyers won't own the expensive battery pack, and will have to lease it from Renault for around another 70 per month.

The car that goes on sale next year will stay pretty faithful to the concept car revealed at the Paris motor show in 2010. However, the glass roof on the concept car is unlikely to make it onto the production car, although the seats with integrated headrests will. The touch-screen control panel may be enlarged for the production car, too.

However, we won't find out the shape or position of the battery pack until the production car is revealed next year.

Renault Zoe driven: come back to on Sunday February 20 to get our first verdict on the car