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Renault ZOE - best tax-free cars

Renault ZOE

Our pick: ZOE Expression Nav R90
CO2: 0g/km

List price: £18,495

Based on the Renault Clio, the ZOE is one of the cheapest options here, but even so it manages to combine a spacious and well equipped interior with a comfortable and relaxing ride. From behind the wheel at least it feels more like a traditional supermini, although the impracticalities of a limited range and under-resourced recharging infrastructure inevitably take their toll.

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It’s the fourth electric car from Renault and the best yet after the disappointing Fluence and niche Twizy. Owners love it, ranking the ZOE a fine second in our Driver Power 2016 satisfaction survey thanks to its ease of driving and running costs. It went on sale in 2013, but a 2016 update hiked the range to 180 miles from the 44kWh batteries (or 100 miles with the 22kWh version). Take those figures with a pinch of salt though, as you would with any electric car: the range drops when the weather isn’t favourable, in cold conditions especially.

The UK's best tax-free cars

  1. 1. BMW i3
  2. 2. Nissan Leaf
  3. 3. Renault ZOE
  4. 4. Hyundai Ioniq
  5. 5. Volkswagen e-Golf
  6. 6. Volkswagen e-up!
  7. 7. Smart ForTwo electric
  8. 8. Mercedes B 250 e
  9. 9. Kia Soul EV
  10. 10. Nissan e-NV200
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