Perhaps it is in the buoyant and spunky name, Zoe. Perhaps it’s the good quality for price. Perhaps it’s the style and size. In the end, it’s probably just all of the above. Either way, the eco-consciousness of this wonderful EV combined with other compelling consumer benefits to make it the top selling electric car in Europe last year (yet again), but it doesn’t just win on the market. For many reasons in all directions, this EV is chosen as winner again and again in various competitions and rankings. It just logged three more wins.
The all-electric Renault Zoe was also named “Best Electric Car up to £20,000” for the 5th consecutive year at What Car? Awards 2018.
Additionally, the Renault Zoe was crowned “Electric Car Of The Year” at the Company Car Today Awards. And it was named “Best Electric Car” by Diesel Car and Eco Car Magazine.
Clearly, the car keeps getting sales and winning awards for a handful of reasons. People in Europe are buying this car not just more than other electric cars, but considerably more. Check out the charts:
Here are a few bullet points on key points about the car:
- 100% electric.
- Has up to 250-mile range according to the NEDC, or 185 miles of real-world range according to Renault – the longest of any non-premium electric vehicle.
- 43kW AC fast charging capability.
- Available from £14,245 (after UK’s Plug-in Car Grant and not including battery hire/leasing).
- Best-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe.
- Named “Best Electric Car under £20,000” 5 years in a row.
More details from Renault: “The ZOE is an all-electric, five-door supermini available in a choice of three trim levels and with two battery options. Despite its affordability, the entry-level Expression Nav comes with a high level of standard specification including items such as climate control and the 7-inch touch screen R-Link 2 infotainment system with sat nav. In the most popular trim, Dynamique Nav, features include hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors. The top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim provides buyers with features including supple leather upholstery, a seven-speaker BOSE® audio system, heated front seats and a rear parking camera.”
My only wish for change is that the Zoe would come to the US. Alas, when’s the last time you saw a Renault on US streets?
There are so many videos out there and the all-electric Zoe has evolved since this early video by Zoe Pioneers came out. but still, it captures something pure and ongoing about the Renault Zoe through the experience of some early adopters of Zoe:
The Renault Zoe has been used to transport representatives to climate and cleantech events such as COP21. In that short time period, 18 tons of CO2 were not emitted and 108,000 miles were driven without oil. Imagine the difference you could make driving 100% electric!
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