New Renault ZOE Priced In UK – Both As Outright Buy, Or With Battery Rental

NOV 2 2016 BY MARK KANE 24

Renault has announced ZOE Z.E. 40 pricing for the UK – where the French EV is available to purchase with a monthly battery lease agreement, or via an outright buy with no battery lease agreement.

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

The base Z.E. 40 starts at £23,445 (about $28,700 USD) after a £4,500 of Plug-in car grant is applied.  However without batteries you can alternatively pay £17,845, with a monthly battery lease due thereafter (from £59 up to £110 depending on mileage). The difference being £5,000.

The older 22 kWh ZOE is now available in just a single base trim version from £18,995 (over $23,250), or £13,995 without batteries.

A full detailed table with all the pricing options and trim levels can be found below. The first deliveries of the ZOE Z.E. 40 is to begin for the UK in January of 2017.

The range of the Z.E. 40 is rated at about 250 miles (400 km) under optimistic NEDC conditions, but Renault itself expects a real world range of 186 miles (300 km) or even ~124 miles/200km  in extreme cold conditions.   We appreciate the straight forward range advice from the company in Europe, where often only the NEDC rating is promoted.

A nice addition to the ZOE package in the UK is a free 7 kW charging wall-box. The standard ZOE itself is ready for up to a 7 kW single-phase boost, or alternatively up to a 22 kW three-phase charge (the Q versions accept 11 kW and 43 kW charging respectively).

In table below you can also find how charging times vary between the R90 (longer range, 22 kW charging) and Q90 (shorter range, 43 kW charging) versions.

0-60 mph acceleration takes some 13.5 seconds – so not all that great, while the top speed is 84 mph.

For those for require something special, Renault has prepared a new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim level.

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40


  • ZOE now offers best range of any mainstream electric vehicle
  • New Z.E.40 battery provides 250 miles (NEDC) of driving on a single charge
  • New top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim level
  • Model Year 2017 ZOE receives upgrades to interior and exterior specification
  • Z.E.40 battery added to ZOE line-up alongside existing 22kW battery
  • ZOE was Europe’s best-selling electric car in 2015
  • Renault ZOE Z.E.40 ordering opens today, with deliveries from January
  • ZOE range priced from £13,995 on-the-road (after Plug-in Car Grant)
Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault UK is announcing pricing and specification for the 2017 model year Renault ZOE that was recently unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, complete with the new Z.E.40 battery that has a 250 mile (NEDC) range – the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle.  A new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim level has been added to the ZOE line-up for the 2017 model year which goes on sale today and will arrive in UK showrooms from January 2017.

With a 250 mile (NEDC) range, ZOE offers the best range of any mainstream electric vehicle. In real-world driving, Renault estimates the ZOE fitted with the new Z.E.40 battery has a real-world range of between 186 miles in temperate conditions and 124 miles in extreme cold conditions.

ZOE is now offered with a choice of two batteries – the new Z.E.40 battery and the existing 22kW battery.  The entry level Expression version comes with the 22kW battery whilst Dynamique Nav and above are offered with the new Z.E.40 battery enabling owners to choose a ZOE that suits their individual requirements.  The Z.E.40 battery is available with an optional Quick Charge facility that reduces charging times even further.  All ZOEs sold to private customers are supplied with a fully-installed 7kW fast-charging box that enables convenient charging at home.

The updated ZOE is being expanded to a five-version line-up based on three trim levels familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles – Expression, Dynamique Nav and the new top-of-the-range Signature Nav.  ZOE remains available to purchase with a monthly battery lease agreement or outright with no battery lease agreement.

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

The Expression trim level provides buyers with a comprehensive specification with a 7-inch touchscreen housing Renault’s easy-to-use R-Link2 infotainment system with TomTom® satellite navigation; climate control,  electric windows and electric heated mirrors, cruise control, speed limiter, keycard, Bluetooth connectivity and ample storage throughout the cabin.

Renault’s Range OptimiZer technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres.  ZOE’s Chameleon Charger™ ensures that ZOE adapts and always charges from a source at the highest rate possible, thus lowering charge times.

Renault’s Z.E. Connect app allows drivers to remotely monitor battery levels and charging status via their smartphone or computer. The ZOE Expression is available with the R90 22kW battery enabling a range of 149 miles (NEDC) and a charging time of 3 to 4 hours (0 to 80 per cent full).

ZOE keeps occupants safe with a five-star Euro NCAP rating and standard safety features such as ESC with traction and understeer control, Hill Start Assist and front and side driver and passenger airbags.

The ZOE Dynamique Nav adds to the Expression specification with a hands free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, rear electric windows and electrically operated, heated and folding door mirrors, 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and gear lever.  In addition to the Z.E. Connect app, the Dynamique Nav benefits from a one-year subscription to the Z.E. Interactive app.  Via a smartphone or computer this allows you to remotely charge your ZOE and schedule charges, as well as cabin temperature pre-conditioning, in order to maximise convenience and take advantage of available off-peak electricity rates.

All-new Signature Nav trim level

The new ZOE Signature Nav trim level sits at the top of the range and features supple leather upholstery, heated front seats, a seven speaker BOSE® audio system, rear parking camera, 16-inch ‘Grey Shadow’ alloy wheels and driver’s seat lumbar adjustment.

External changes for 2017

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

ZOE will be available in three new colours for 2017 – Mars Red, Titanium Grey and Ytrium Grey (available on Signature Nav only) complementing the Zircon Blue metallic added in 2016.  The Renault logo and badging switches from blue to chrome to accommodate this new colour selection.  The 16-inch alloy wheel design on Dynamique Nav and above has been changed.

Battery: Lease or buy outright

Regardless of trim level, the ZOE is available to purchase in two ways. Buyers can lease the battery on a monthly basis.  Battery lease payments are banded and reflect estimated annual mileage ensuring ZOE drivers only pay for what they need.  They start from as little as £49 per month.  New for 2017 is the ‘Unlimited’ option, that has no mileage cap, and is priced at £110 per month.

Alternatively, ZOE can be bought outright, including the battery, and therefore have no monthly battery lease payments.  Full purchase versions that include the battery are denoted by their trim level names: iExpression, iDynamique Nav and iSignature Nav.

Monthly Battery Lease Options

Annual MileageUp to 4,500 milesUp to 6,000 milesUp to 7,500 milesUp to 9,000 milesUp to 10,500 milesUnlimited

Free wall-box

Every ZOE purchased by a retail customer includes a Z.E.-ready 7kW fast-charging wall-box with free home installation – owners will be able to charge a ZOE from flat to 100 per cent full in as little as three to four hours, depending on version.

Z.E. Trip and Z.E. Pass – two new apps for Renault Z.E. owners

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Renault ZOE Z.E.40

Z.E. Trip makes long-distance driving a breeze in the ZOE by allowing drivers to locate all public charging points in many European countries. The app can be accessed directly via the Renault R-LINK navigation system using the steering wheel-mounted controls or via the internet to prepare trips in advance. Z.E. Trip indicates the real-time availability of each charging point, as well as its type and whether it is compatible with the car. The driver can select a charging point based on its charging capacity so the speeds suit their requirements. Z.E. Trip will be rolled out in the UK during 2017.

The Z.E. Pass app makes charging easier at most public charging points in Europe even though they are owned by various operators. The driver can pay using the specific smartphone app or with one RFID badge. They can also locate available charging points and compare prices at different points nearby using their smartphone or tablet without having to be a registered member of each network. Developed in association with Bosch, the Z.E. Pass service will be rolled out in the UK during 2017.

Performance Information

ZOE versionPower

(hp @ rpm)



0-62mph (sec)Top speed (mph)
Expression Nav R90 22kW92 @ 3,000220, from 250 rpm13.584
Dynamique Nav R90 Z.E.4092 @ 3,000220, from 250 rpm13.584
Dynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.4088 @ 3,000220, from 250 rpm13.584
Signature Nav R90 Z.E.4092 @ 3,000220, from 250 rpm13.584
Signature Nav Q90 Z.E.4088 @ 3,000220, from 250 rpm13.584

Technical Information

ZOE versionBatteryCharge Time

(0-80%, 43kW chargepoint)

Charge Time

(0-100%, 7kW at home)










Expression Nav R90 22kW22kWh1h004h0071106149
Dynamique Nav R90 Z.E.4041kWh1h407h25124186250
Dynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.4041kWh1h 058h25112174230
Signature Nav R90 Z.E.4041kWh1h 407h25124186250
Signature Nav Q90 Z.E.4041kWh1h 058h25112174230

Ownership Information & Pricing

ZOE versionBIK

(band %)


(NEDC miles)

VED (band)Ins. groupPrice

(after PiCG)*

Expression Nav R90 22kW7%149ATBC£13,995
Dynamique Nav R90 Z.E.407%250ATBC£17,845
Dynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.407%230ATBC£18,595
Signature Nav R90 Z.E.407%250ATBC£19,895
Signature Nav Q90 Z.E.407%230ATBC£20,645
*= plus monthly battery lease

Ownership Information & Pricing – Full Purchase

ZOE versionBIK

(band %)


(NEDC miles)

VED (band)Ins. groupPrice

(after PiCG)

iExpression Nav R90 22kW7%149ATBC£18,995
iDynamique Nav R90 Z.E.407%250ATBC£23,445
iDynamique Nav Q90 Z.E.407%230ATBC£24,195
iSignature Nav R90 Z.E.407%250ATBC£25,495
iSignature Nav Q90 Z.E.407%230ATBC£26,245

ZOE Options

OptionExpression NavDynamique NavSignature NavPrice
17-inch ‘Tech Run’ alloy wheels£310
Metallic Paint£495
Renault i.d. Paint (Metallic)£595
Renault i.d. Paint (Non-Metallic)£225
Blue interior touch pack (not available with Mars Red or Titanium Grey colour schemes)N/AN/A£175
4x35W speakers with 3D sound and FM/DAB tunerSTANDARDN/A£350
Z.E. Connect (remote monitoring of battery charge and estimated range – 1 year extension to the 3 years given as standard)£75
Z.E. Interactive (remote battery charging & remote activation of air-con / heater – 3 year extension to the year given as standard)£150
Western European mapping£110
R-Link LIVE Services 3 year subscription£125
Heated front seats (3 settings)N/ASTANDARD£250
Rear view cameraN/ASTANDARD£250
Quick Charge (80% full in 1h05)N/A£750

The ZOE’s new Z.E. 40 battery boasts 41kWh of useful energy, equivalent to almost double the storage capacity of the ZOE’s standard battery (22kWh of useful energy).

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Developed in close partnership with LG Chem, the battery uses high-energy density lithium-ion technology. Renault and LG engineers have succeeded in increasing storage capacity without making the battery any bigger or a lot heavier. It was optimised by working on the chemistry of the cells in order to increase their energy density, rather than stacking additional battery modules, a commonly used technique. This major new technology has been developed while ensuring the battery’s reliability and safety.

The battery’s large storage capacity ensures longer range for the ZOE thanks to the meticulous work that went into integrating the battery in the vehicle. The electronic management system of the battery optimises the ZOE’s energy use on the move, while the new air circulation system maintains the temperature of the ZOE’s battery at a constant level, making the car economical to run in very hot or very cold weather.

To complement the new battery, the ZOE motor has undergone a naming restructure, moving from being related to range (in kilometres) to power output (in horsepower) to match internal combustion engine vehicles, as follows:

ZOE motor (2012-2016)ZOE motor (2016- )Max. charge speedPower
R240R9022kW (Rapid)90hp
Q210Q9043kW (Quick)90hp

Renault’s electric vehicle expertise

Renault designed and makes the ZOE with the expertise it has acquired as a pioneer in the world of electric-vehicle mobility and as Europe’s number one electric-vehicle brand, as well as its technical and sporting partnership roles in the FIA Formula E Championship – Renault e.Dams are two-times winners of the electric motor racing championship.

Like the 22kWh battery, the new Z.E. 40 battery is assembled at Renault’s Flins plant, near Paris. The same factory is responsible for the production of the Renault ZOE, alongside the Renault Clio. The ZOE was designed and engineered at the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, near Paris.

The R90 motor is made at Renault’s Cléon factory in Normandy, a flagship facility in the field of engine and transmission production for Groupe Renault. Launched in the spring of 2015, and originally known as the R240, this motor was entirely developed by Renault and led to the filing of 95 patents.

Servicing and Warranty

Renault ZOE battery

Renault ZOE battery

ZOE is available with a choice of Renault Service Plans.  The 3 year/30,000 mile (whichever comes first) Service Plan is available at the recommended retail price of £429 and the 4 year/40,000 mile Service Plan available at £639.  Servicing is required once a year or every 18,000 miles.

All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault’s 4+ Z.E. warranty and assistance package. The car is protected by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). For Z.E. vehicles with a Battery Hire Contract, the Renault Assistance cover is linked to the period of the Battery Hire. In the event of a breakdown even if you run out of charge, Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or repatriation 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years’ European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion.

The ZOE has been awarded the title of What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car under £20,000’ for the last three consecutive years and was recently named ‘Best Supermini’ in the Auto Express Driver Power 2016 survey, coming second overall out of 183 vehicles.  ZOE was named a Which? ‘Best Buy’ in August 2016.

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24 Comments on "New Renault ZOE Priced In UK – Both As Outright Buy, Or With Battery Rental"

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Nice that they finaly give you the option to buy the battery 🙂

The Zoe will not need to worry about the Bolt eating into it’s sales in the UK.

Nice that they are offering q90 with fast charging in UK, here in Sweden they don’t think that version is necessary….

Same in Germany, no 43 kW quickcharge… what where they thinking?

Does they offer you to buy the car with battery or do you have to rent the battery like here in Sweden to?

With the introduction of the new battery we got the option to buy it as well as rent it. Before it was renting only.

Also a perfect car for a new/student driver.

I don’t know about today’s young people, but when I was younger, my friends and I wouldn’t be caught dead driving the bottom of the barrel turtle, especially one that cost $28K.

Todays young people a) don’t buy new cars and b) generally care more about the environmental impact rather than speed.

If that’s true, Mitsubishi Mirage or whatever the heck the wimpiest used gas car happen to be would be most popular among young people, but that isn’t what I see. I often see young people in Civics and Corollas and wanting Tesla, not Leaf. I suspect they still want performance.

Most of my younger friends doesn’t own the cars but are members of the local car clubs, just taking when they really need them and it saves a lot of money.
My brother lives 30min walk from workplace and drives if it’s really bad weather only, walks there up and down daily. Car spends most of its time on the driveway, if the club would be available in his city – he would get rid of his car

For me, pretty young I think (18 years), no gas car! Bought a second hand Nissan Leaf.

Renault shows more sense than Nissan, give the customers options, let them have it their way.

0-60 in 13.5 sec is a disgrace. What’s with Renault/Nissan that they insist on EV being crap? $28K would buy a whole lot of gas car.

Drag races from traffic lights are so popular in USA? I care more about 0-30mph times than 0-62, especially while driving e-nv200

Haha Drag racing from a stop light isn’t a problem… on a city street this would be perfectly acceptable.

I normally do not place too much weight in 0-60. But 13 seconds is definitely slow when merging onto a crowded 75-mph highway from a low-speed service road.

But this car isn’t coming to the US. I imagine those in most of Europe aren’t as burdened with taking huge 6 line highways to go everywhere as we are! So it’s probably something that is not a concern to most ZOE buyers.

If acceleration doesn’t matter, why stop at 13.5 sec? Now not make it 13.5 minutes? Simple fact is, acceleration is rarely used, but it is extremely helpful when you need it. And far more importantly $28 for 13.5 sec is absolutely disgraceful.

Too often, discussions here disregard money, but “bang for buck” is what really matters. $28K for 13.5 sec is too little bang for money.

I’d be interested in a comparison with the Leaf, for size and function. I hope Nissan makes a version at this size, and doesn’t just expand the Leaf, as they would leave me behind.

When the price of the 40 without batteries is the same price as the 20 is currently that is when I think EV’s will become mainstream as everyone can understand that in effect you are prepaying the price of petrol and the slight extra cost for the car itself is offset by the lack of servicing or spare parts you will need later on.

I don’t understand why they are not offering a standard 50kW CCS charging option, whilst 22kW AC is a very useful AC charging speed, 43kW AC charging is just fragmenting charging standards as CCS DCFC is the way forward as speeds increase to 100kW and up. I’m guessing it will be hard to find a 43kW AC charge Station in the future.

It’s as easy as finding a CCS station in Europe as most are triple-headed CCS, CHAdeMO and 3-phase AC

Why do you use “Renault ZOE 40 kwh pricing” as a tag?
It’s 41 kWh, even though they named it Zoe 40.

Refuse to justify our use of tags, (= Hehe, although good catch – first time I think I have ever seen a comment on the tags, lol

We honestly just pound out those tags as quick as possible….because our IT guy says we are supposed too, (=
(I think Mark was just in a hurry and combined two tags into one because of the similarities)

How come the Signature Nav Q90 41kW version can charge to 80% at 43kW nearly half an hour faster than any of the other $1kWh versions?