Renault Zoe review

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Renault Zoe
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16 Dec 2016 23:00 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 17:27

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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 comfortably do around 160 miles on a full charge (in warm weather), costs less to buy than most other electric cars and comes with plenty of standard equipment, including a wall-mounted 7kW 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. The monthly fee varies depending on your annual mileage.

You can buy the car and the battery together by going for an 'i' version, 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 five-year/60,000-mile warranty period will be your problem.

Read on over the next few pages for everything you could possibly want to know about the Zoe. We'll tell you which other rivals are also worth considering and which trims make the most sense.

And, remember, the Zoe is available with some seriously sizeable dealer discounts. Check out our latest deals to find out how much you could save on the brochure price.


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There are 2 trims available for the Zoe hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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 fron...View trim
Fuel Electric
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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...View trim
Fuel Electric
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Average Saving £7,219
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