Lease the battery and the Renault Zoe is one of the most recommendable electric cars, thanks to its low price, healthy real-world range and fairly big boot. We'd go for the more powerful R110 version in Dynamique trim.read the full model review
Well equipped with 16in alloy wheels, keyless entry and go, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, a DAB radio and sat-nav. We'd recommend adding a reversing camera and heated front seats, both of which are reasonably priced options.
This is the electric motor of choice if you're buying a Zoe. Acceleration is surprisingly nippy around town and doesn't tail off as dramatically as it does in the less powerful Q90 above 40mph.