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Renault Zoe - Best electric cars

The Renault Zoe is one of the cheapest EVs but also one of the best

  • Price: £26,495-£29,995 
  • Range: 238-245 miles
  • Charging time: 8h 33 min (7kW wallbox), 1h 5 min (0-80%, 50kW)
  • Rating: 4.5/5

The Zoe starts from around £26,500 after the government’s Plug-in Car Grant which makes it one of the cheapest fully-electric cars you can buy. 

The Zoe shapes up as one of the most convincing small electric cars you can buy. It combines a practical supermini body with a maximum range that outguns key rivals, all for an affordable price. 

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Inside, the most recent update to the Zoe has seen the infotainment system from the latest Clio supermini added, so there’s a sense of familiarity and quality to the EV’s interior. Equipment levels are good, while the line-up is broad for an electric model, with three trim levels for buyers to choose from. The Zoe’s 52kWh battery means that, depending on spec, a maximum range of 245 miles on a single charge is claimed. That’s a figure the likes of the Mini Electric and Peugeot e-208 can only dream of achieving. 

The standard Zoe R110 claims a 245-mile range, while the more powerful R135 stands at five less, and Renault quotes real-world ranges of 233 miles in the summer and 149 miles in the winter. CCS charging is an option on the R135, too, meaning a 0-80 per cent charge in 45 minutes.

Best electric cars to buy 2020

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Kia e-Niro
  3. Jaguar I-Pace
  4. Kia Soul EV
  5. Hyundai Kona Electric
  6. Renault Zoe
  7. Polestar 2
  8. Tesla Model S
  9. Peugeot e-208
  10. Mercedes EQC
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