What Car? says...
The Renault Zoe sets out to resolve two of the most common complaints about electric cars: the high price and the often feeble range between charges.
This five-door hatchback can do 200 miles on a full charge in warm weather, costs less to buy than many rivals and comes with plenty of standard equipment, including a wall-mounted 7kW charger installed at your home.
Averagely so. Renault as a brand came 18th out of 32 manufacturers in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, with the Zoe itself coming mid table in the electric car class. Read more here
Officially, the Renault Zoe can do up to 239 miles on a full charge (it varies slightly depending on which trim level you go for), but in our own independent tests carried out on a warm July day, the Zoe managed 208 miles on a full charge. Read more here
There's only one 'engine' and two trim levels. We reckon cheaper Techno makes more sense and still gets you plenty of kit, although you have to pay extra for the ability to charge (relatively) quickly using a CCS public charging point. This comes as standard with Iconic trim. Read more here
Both trim levels (Techno and Iconic) come with a 9.3in touchscreen infotainment system that’s located in the middle of the dashboard. It's reasonably intuitive to use, thanks to a logical layout and sharp graphics. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring come as standard. Read more here
The Zoe is not very safe by modern car standards – it received a shock zero stars rating from safety experts Euro NCAP. This is largely because automatic emergency braking (AEB) isn't even available as an optional on any trim level. Read more here
The Zoe’s boot has 338 litres of space, which expands to 1225 litres if you put the rear seats down. That’s a surprising amount of luggage room for a small electric car, and we managed to fit six carry-on suitcases (below the parcel shelf) with the rear seats up. Read more here