You Can “Subscribe” To A Renault Zoe EV In UK — Onto Orders 1,100 More

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Onto, previously known as Evezy, offers electric vehicle (EV) subscriptions in the UK. It launched in 2017 with 180 Renault ZOE EVs. It just ordered 1,100 more ZOE EVs, the biggest ever single order for the car in the UK.

What does it mean to “subscribe” to a ZOE via Onto ( It means you can pay a monthly price for it but can cancel your subscription at any time — you’re not locked into a 3 year lease, in other words. But that’s not all. It’s also basically an all-inclusive package. You get “the car, insurance, breakdown cover, maintenance and even the electricity to charge it.”

The ZOE, at a price of £339, is the most affordable car available on Onto.

Eliminating the hassle of dealing with all of those extra matters, a subscription model certainly sounds appealing. I could see this business model getting popular in the years to come as more people learn about it and get the opportunity. The ZOE is a great vehicle to launch such a service with, thanks to its mixture of range, affordability, and practicality. Well, there’s a reason or 10 why it’s the top selling EV in Europe.

“Onto’s addition of the New ZOEs follow the business’s ethos of making switching to an EV as straightforward as possible. All feature the 50KW DC rapid charge option, which allows 90 miles of charge to be restored in only 30 minutes, and offer a highly usable range of up to 245 miles (WLTP). Both versions are powered by the new, more powerful R135 motor that is twinned to a 52kWh battery.”

The large order brings more options to Onto’s customers. They can now choose either the New Zoe, the Iconic R135 Z.E.50, or the GT Line R135 Z.E.50 for more spunk.

“Standard features on the Iconic include climate control, inductive smart phone charging, 100 percent recycled seat upholstery, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with lane departure warning, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition, and rear parking sensors. The GT Line adds the 9.3-inch EASY LINK screen, front parking sensors with rear parking camera, synthetic leather and recycled cloth upholstery, blind spot warning and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. In addition, both the Iconic R135 Z.E. 50 and GT Line R135 Z.E.50 come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. …

“The New ZOE range also includes the entry-level Play version. Its standard specification encompasses full LED headlamps, air conditioning, 7-inch EASY LINK multimedia screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, full 10-inch TFT instrument cluster, DAB radio, hands free key card, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic wipers and headlamps.”

If you want to buy a new ZOE, the starting price in the UK is £26,495.

All images courtesy Renault

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