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.get the best price
Trim: Dynamique Nav
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.