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: Signature Nav
Adds part-leather seats (heated in the front), a reversing camera and a Bose 3D sound system to everything you get on Dynamique Nav. There's quite a price jump, though.
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.