All posts by Trevor Larkum

Software engineer and electric vehicle advocate

Renault Zoe retains its ‘Best Ultra-Low Emission Car’ crown

The Renault ZOE has reaffirmed its ever-increasing popularity with business users after being named the ‘Best Ultra-Low Emission Car’ for the second consecutive year at the Fleet World Honours 2018.

Hosted by Fleet World magazine, the annual awards, held today at the Royal Automobile Club in London, recognise vehicles, individuals and service providers that demonstrate excellence in the fleet sector in terms of innovation, quality and sustainability.

The all-electric Renault ZOE took home the highly-coveted award after impressing Fleet World magazine’s industry experts with its ‘real world’ range, style and competitive pricing. The win underlines its status as an unrivalled choice for business users who require an exceptionally efficient compact vehicle that is incredibly easy to live with.

On the judges’ decision, Alex Grant, Editor, Fleet World, said:

“ULEVs have come a long way since the ZOE launched in 2013, but so has Renault’s chic electric supermini. The larger-capacity battery only widens its appeal, offering a real-world range of almost 200 miles in a segment that’s perfectly suited to electrification, with quick charging for longer trips. It’s a well-rounded, good-value reason to make the switch to electric power.”

Source: Fuel Included News

Used Renault ZOE buying guide: 2013-present (Mk1)

Repost

The Renault ZOE was arguably the first modern electric car ‘for the people’ and now makes an intriguing secondhand option

It’s easy to forget that electric cars have been with us for over a century – in fact they were around before petrol engines came about. Only recently, though, have they started to become truly viable for daily use – and that’s if you can afford the expensive technology that forces electric car prices beyond their fossil-fuel alternatives.

The Renault ZOE, though, was among the first electric cars with price tag that made it a true electric alternative to the petrol and diesel supermini norm, and with plenty of choice on the secondhand market, moving to electric power has never been more affordable.

The ZOE is a pleasant car to drive, particularly on urban roads where the instant urge of its electric motor puts you at an advantage over conventionally powered traffic. It’s very quiet, the seats are comfortable and the ride is generally smooth. Some of the interior trim feels a little insubstantial, but the interior is quite attractive. It’s spacious, too, with loads of front and rear headroom, and the boot can swallow 338 litres of luggage – or 1,225 if you lower the rear seatbacks.

The ZOE has done rather well in our annual Driver Power survey, too, which demonstrates that owners have few regrets in their choice, while its excellent Euro NCAP crash-test scores are sure to reassure families. Of course, the ZOE makes even more sense if you can find the right example for your needs; so here’s our in-depth guide to what to look for.

Source: Fuel Included News

107bhp Renault Zoe R110 due for reveal at Geneva motor show

[Repost] Renault will launch a new version of its Zoe electric hatchback with 107bhp at the Geneva motor show this March.

A source told Autocar that the Zoe R110, as it will be called, would supersede the current R90 with 16bhp more from its Z.E. 40 battery-powered electric motor, although the car’s focus would remain the same and so it won’t have a sportier guise than the regular version.

The R110 will be available in both Dynamique Nav and Signature Nav trims, but not the entry-level Expression, unlike the current R90 variant that is offered with all three. This means the R110 will get 16in wheels, a hands-free keycard and automatic headlights and wipers as standard.

Renault is yet to comment on the Zoe’s Geneva arrival and so it is not yet known whether there will be changes to the car’s battery range. The current model is capable of 250 miles according to the NEDC test.

Prices for the R110 are expected to slightly increase on the equivalent R90. The R90 Dynamic Nav starts from £18,170, including the government’s £4500 EV car grant.

Renault’s boosted Zoe will come at a time when the model, which was launched in 2012, continues to grow in popularity. European sales totalled 30,134 last year, which represented an increase of 8894 on the year before.

Source: Fuel Included News

Latest Prices for Renault ZOE 2018

Renault ZOE Z.E.40 Deals

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 car with 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.