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Renault Zoe

(2013 - present)

The Renault Zoe is a small supermini-class five-door hatchback. Unlike every other car in its class, the Zoe is only available as an electric vehicle. It was launched in the UK in early 2013.

The Zoe has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media over the years since its launch. It is considered a breakthrough for affordable electric cars, being well suited for urban use and having a good range – one of the key issues for potential electric car buyers.

It still won’t be ideal for trying to drive from London to Edinburgh or similar, but as a second car or for purely urban driving, the Renault Zoe is considered the best electric car currently available.

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Body style: Small five-door hatchback
Power: electric
Price: From £17,720 on-road*

Launched: Spring 2013
Last updated: Spring 2017
Replacement due: TBA

*price includes £3,500 government plug-in car grant

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

Renault Zoe 1

The Car Expert

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Renault Zoe 2

Auto Express

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Renault Zoe 3

Autocar

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Renault Zoe 4

Car

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Renault Zoe 5

Carbuyer

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Renault Zoe 6

Honest John

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Renault Zoe 7

Parkers

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Renault Zoe 8

The Sun

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Renault Zoe 9

The Sunday Times

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Renault Zoe 10

The Telegraph

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Renault Zoe 11

Top Gear

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Renault Zoe 12

What Car?

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Renault Zoe 13

Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2013

Renault Zoe 15

89%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Renault Zoe 16

80%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Renault Zoe 17

66%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Renault Zoe 18

85%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Renault Zoe has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Zoe has received

2019

  • FirstCar Awards – Best Green Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car under £30,000
  • Diesel Car and Eco Car Used Car Top 50 – Best Used Electric Car

2018

  • FirstCar Awards – Best Green Car
  • Carwow Car of the Year Awards – Eco Award
  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car under £20,000
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Ultra-Low Emission Car
  • Business Car Manager Awards – Best SME Green Company Car
  • Company Car Today Awards – Electric Car of the Year
  • Diesel Car and Eco Car Used Car Top 50 – Best Used Electric Car

2017

  • Carbuyer New Car Awards – Best Small Company Car
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Eco Car
  • Autocar Awards – Game-Changer Award
  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car
  • Green Apple Awards – Pure Electric and Hybrid Cars Green Apple Champion
  • What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Green Car

2016

  • Carbuyer Best Cars Awards – Best Electric Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car under £20,000
  • Green Apple Awards – Overall Green Apple Champion
  • Next Green Car Awards – Best Supermini
  • Auto Express Driver Power – Best Supermini

2015

  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car under £20,000
  • Auto Express Driver Power – Best EV

2014

  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric Car under £20,000

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