We are offering a Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav R90 with Z.E.40 battery on 3 year PCP; this stands for Personal Contract Purchase and is currently the most popular way to buy a car because of its flexibility. You put down a deposit, pay an affordable monthly fee (less than many people spend just on petrol), and drive away a new carwith fuel included. At the end of the three year term you can choose to pay an optional lump sum and keep the car, or you can just give the car back and upgrade to the latest model.
The new ZOE Z.E.40 comes in two versions, the Dynamique Nav and the Signature Nav. The Dynamique Nav is the most popular version as it is well specified with TomTom® satnav, climate control, electric windows, heated mirrors, cruise control & speed limiter, Bluetooth, remote control of climate control and charging, 16″ alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers, and rear parking sensors.
With a deposit of £999 prices start at £281 for 6000 miles per year to £337 for 15000 miles, including the first 10000 miles of home charging for free. Get your instant quote from the Fuel Included ZOE page.
The 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE has earned yet another award, this time for new drivers, with judges naming it ‘Best Green Car’ at the inaugural FirstCar Awards 2018.
Hosted by FirstCar at the Royal Automobile Club in London, the awards recognise vehicles that offer excellence for those drivers who are either learning to drive or who have just passed their driving test.
The all-electric Renault ZOE took home the highly-coveted award after impressing FirstCar’s industry experts with its ‘real world’ range, style and value for money. The win underlines its status as an unrivalled choice for those who require an exceptionally efficient compact vehicle that is incredibly easy to live with.
On the judges’ decision, David Motton, Editor, FirstCar Theory and FirstCar Practical said: “With zero tailpipe emissions, the Renault ZOE makes an ideal first car for environmentally conscious drivers. Compared with most plug-in electric vehicles, the ZOE is surprisingly affordable to buy new, and there are now plenty of used examples to choose from. What’s more, the ZOE is easy to drive, has performed extremely well in Euro NCAP safety tests, and the range is a lot further than most new drivers will need to travel each day.”
Renault recently reached a milestone of 100,000 ZOEs produced at the Flins facility in France.
Renault ZOE, with its 41 kWh battery and now with an 80 kW electric motor, is one of the best selling electric cars in Europe (it was the best selling in 2015, 2016 and 2017).
In 2017, well over 30,000 ZOEs were sold and, according to the Gilles Normand, SVP, Electric Vehicle Business Unit at Renault, there will be lots more to come:
“Today is a special day. I had the pleasure of participating in the celebration of the 100,000th Renault ZOE that was manufactured in Flins (France). Already 100,000 customers have fallen in love with ZOE! Launched in 2012, ZOE was fitted with a bigger, 41 kWh battery in 2016, allowing it to go even further. And for enhanced driving pleasure we equipped ZOE this month with a more powerful engine, the R110 (80 kW).
“In addition of being the leading electric vehicle in Europe for the third consecutive year in 2017, ZOE has been voted Best Electric Car by different juries composed of automotive journalists an impressive number of times throughout Europe.
“But today, I especially want to thank the thousands of Renault employees and the entire dealer network that have worked hard for making this happen.And this is just the end of the beginning… More to come.”
Cutting-edge grid innovation is coming to a small Portuguese island in the Atlantic.
French carmaker Groupe Renault said last month that it would collaborate with island authorities and grid operator Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (EEM) on a project called Sustainable Porto Santo/Smart Fossil Free Island, which will include vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. The project grapples with the challenges of increasing variable renewables on a small island grid.
In the first phase, costing €9 million ($11 million), the island will install 40 charging points for 14 Renault Zoe electric cars and six Kangoo electric vans.
At the end of this year, these vehicles will start acting in V2G mode to help the grid cope with demand peaks.
Finally, Renault will install energy storage, based on second-life EV batteries, so the renewable energy capacity on the island can be increased without curtailment.
The carmaker is working with a U.K. company called Powervault on its second-life battery technology, although “at this stage the [Porto Santo] project with Renault has not been discussed,” said Powervault’s business development associate Tom Ross.
French vehicle manufacturer Renault has opened its first European store dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs) as the company aims to build its reputation for the technology.
The new centre in Stockholm will allow visitors to discover the benefits of electric mobility and find answers to their questions on the subject. Renault is one of the leaders in EV technology with its Zoe model, with the company looking to introduce electric powertrains on more models.
The store will be located in Täby Centrum, one of Sweden’s largest shopping centres, on the outskirts of the country’s capital, and a prime spot to promote the advantages of electric motoring as a means to address the issue of urban mobility.
‘We are delighted to be opening this store which will enable us to engage with people about electric mobility, help them to learn more about the subject and give them a chance to share their ideas. As Europe’s number one EV brand, we will be able to use this concept store to interact with the public and help people to understand the opportunities and benefits of electric motoring,’
said Gilles Normand, Groupe Renault senior vice president, electric vehicles.
As we transition away from polluting fossil-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles it is common for owners to think about the source of the electricity they use for charging. Here I’d like to touch on the options for charging with renewable electricity, and introduce the idea of charging at night using spare solar electricity.
A rule of thumb is that moving from a fossil-fuelled vehicle to an electric vehicle (EV) roughly halves the pollution and carbon footprint if that vehicle is powered from the grid. It is natural, therefore, for an EV owner to look to renewable energy to reduce their footprint further.
Until recently electric vehicle (EV) owners had two main options for charging their vehicle from renewable electricity.
Option 1: Renewable Electricity Supply
The simplest option for renewable EV charging is to switch your entire home electricity supply over to a renewable supply. This is very easy and takes little effort. There are often lots of options for renewable supply companies (in the UK historically it tended to be Ecotricity and Good Energy but now there are many others).
It used to be that such supplies often had a price premium over more polluting (i.e. coal-based) tariffs but that’s become less true over time. When I switched I hadn’t previously switched for some time so going renewable actually saved me money over staying on my previous coal-based tariff.