Renault Zoe review: first UK test of new electric supermini

Ah, testing a small electric car. Let me guess. Honda e… Mini… 208… Corsa… Cinquecento?

Keep guessing. This is indeed a part of Planet Car that has become pretty congested in the last couple of months. But let’s not forget the one that has owned the territory for more than eight years, the Renault Zoe. And it’s just had a major going over.

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)
2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

So what is it? A dodderer that’s about ready to be put out to grass, or a wily old stager that can still teach the whippersnappers a thing or two?

Well, it does well in the headline one electric-car issue: range. Here are the numbers: Honda 137 miles, Mini 144, Fiat 199, Vauxhall 209, Peugeot 212, all in their small-wheel versions.

The Zoe hits 245 miles by the same slightly artificial measure. Dah winnah!

Read more: Top Gear via Fuel Included News

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