The new Renault Zoe has won Car of the Year and Best Small Electric Car at the annual Driving Electric Awards, with the judges citing its long range, improved quality and its performance.
Renault has completely restyled the Zoe’s exterior, featuring standard LED headlamps. Wireless smartphone charging is also available, and a free home wallbox charger allows owners to recharge their Zoe overnight with minimal effort. The vehicle is capable of running up to 245 miles (WLTP) on a single charge and features a new 52kWh battery. It is also available with optional 50kW DC fast charging, enabling 90 miles of range to be restored in just 30 minutes.
There is a choice of R135 100 kW or R110 80 kW motors, which both feature a smooth, single-speed automatic transmission with new B-mode function that intensifies the regenerative braking effect to deliver true one pedal driving characteristics.
“The Zoe has always been affordable, but the real joy of the New Zoe is that it has all the comforts – particularly the range and equipment – of a big electric car, in an affordable and compact package. Even with the influx of new rivals, it deserves to remain one of the most popular electric cars in the UK” said Vicky Parrott, Associate Editor at Driving Electric.