Electric Renault Zoe is the UK’s fastest selling used car

The latest findings from the Auto Trader Fastest Selling Index reveal that second-hand car buyers are clamouring for EVs.

The Renault Zoe is particularly in demand. Renault’s long-serving electric city car takes up three of the top four fastest-selling spots. Zoes dating from 2017, 2016 and 2015 are selling, on average, in no more than 26 days. The 2016 Seat Alhambra diesel (automatic) takes third place among them.

It’s the third time that an EV has come top in the fastest-sellers chart. Last time, it was the Nissan Leaf in March 2019. Before that, it was the Zoe in July 2018. This is the first time, however, that an electric vehicle has taken first and second spots.

Overall, the MPVs and SUVs that normally dominate the top of the table have been deposed, with smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles breaking into the top 10. Examples include the Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Aygo and Volkswagen Up.

“This month’s result is hugely significant as it marks the first time a pure electric has taken both the first and second spot on our list of fastest turners, and it’s only the third time since we’ve been tracking the market that one has been named the overall fastest,” said Auto Trader’s director of commercial products, Karolina Edwards-Smajda.

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    Trevor Larkum
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    The latest findings from the Auto Trader Fastest Selling Index reveal that second-hand car buyers are clamouring for EVs. The Renault Zoe is particula
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    Interesting Trevor, and got a mention on BBC radio.
    RCI have had some sort of mix up, and wrote 14 pages,to me to say I only had 10 days to complete the paperwork or else!
    On speaking to them they apologised but insisted the paperwork should be completed and returned. I hadn’t changed anything, my end, but the car was out of warranty in Nov.
    However its raised some interesting questions at the end ofZoes lifespan.
    The battery depreciation reduces by 10% after the 2nd year and each year thereafter. What happens after year 7? If you decide you don’t want to keep Zoe, you are responsible for returning the battery to them!
    There are no plans at present to retrofit the new higher capacity batteries to the older Zoes. At present I’m loosing 20% range over winter, meaning a “vertual” milage on full charge of 80 mile on a good day. All the above is as usual AFAIK.

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    I was never a huge fan of battery rental because of its finance complications. It’s being dropped on the new ZOE 52kWh and I think it’s about time.

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