The Renault Zoe sets out to solve two of the most common complaints about electric cars – the high price and the paltry range.
This five-door, Fiesta-sized hatchback can do up to 250 miles on a full charge, costs less to buy than most other electric cars and comes with plenty of standard equipment, which includes a wall-mounted fast charger installed at your home.
The catch is that, with the cheapest versions of the Zoe, you don't actually own the battery – you have to lease it separately. This monthly fee varies depending on what sort of mileage you do and how long you want the contract to last.
You can buy the car and the battery together, but this pushes up the price significantly and makes the Zoe harder to justify. It also means that any issues with the battery after the four-year warranty period will be your problem.