PRICE: from £14,245 To our eyes at least, the Renault ZOE is one of the prettiest EVs available as it rings true to its French roots, blending comfort and style.
The little Renault offers an impressive electric range with the new Z.E. 40 battery boasting a claimed 250-mile range – but don’t be surprised if this is closer to 190 miles in the real world.
The smaller 22kWh battery offers an official range of 149 miles. Standard specification is tempting with entry-level models boasting automatic climate control and satellite navigation.
Attractive looks, generous levels of equipment and impressive range from top battery.
Battery hire mandatory and interior lacks flair of exterior.
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Price (outright): £19,845 Price (battery lease, 9,000 miles per annum): £14,245 + £79 per month Range: 149 to 250 miles Charging time (domestic): 7-8 hours (Z.E. 40 battery) Charging time (fast charger): 1h 40min to 80% charge (Z.E. 40 battery) 0-60mph: 13.3 seconds Top speed: 84mph WIN A ZOE: See page 13.