Used Renault Zoe 2013-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Renault Zoe hatchback?

The original Nissan Leaf is the most obvious, if you're looking at the cheaper end of the market, despite it being slightly larger. Battery options were 24kWh and 30kWh, the former offering a theoretical maximum of 124 miles and the larger 155 miles. It’s also easy to live with and comfortable to drive, and it's now looking relatively good value on the used market. Check out the second-generation car too, if you've got more money to spend. 

One premium alternative to think about buying used is the Mk7 version of the Volkswagen e-Golf. This officially has a range of 186 miles, but Volkswagen admits that’ll drop to around 125 miles in the real world. The e-Golf will take 13 hours for a full charge from a three-pin plug or four hours from a dedicated quick charger. It’s great to drive, too, but it is pricey.

Overview

The Renault Zoe is one of the most popular used electric cars, with low running costs and a decent range

  • Low running costs
  • Quiet and easy to drive
  • Decent range
  • So-so performance
  • Inconsistent brake feel
  • Interior isn't plush