Renault Zoe 80kW Iconic R110 50kWh Rapid Charge 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,595What Car? Target Price£27,891
Review

The Renault Zoe is great value, fairly practical and has a long range between charges. Its flawed driving position and less comfortable ride make the Peugeot e-208 a better buy, though – assuming you can live with the e-208's slightly shorter range.

Iconic trim is available with either the R110 or the more powerful R135 motor (the latter is up to the job and cheaper to buy). As well as adding a built-in sat nav over entry-level Play trim, Iconic trim also brings wireless smartphone charging, climate control and rear parking sensors. You also get 100% recycled seat upholstery and fabric inserts on the dashboard. Safety systems include lane keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition although, disappointingly, automatic emergency braking is an option, and well worth adding.

This is the less powerful of two electric motor options. Around town, acceleration is perfectly nippy, but the more powerful R135 will get you up to motorway speeds quite a bit quicker. Still, for most people the R110 will be all you need, and because it’s cheaper it’s our pick of the two.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

338

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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