Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

Fleet Directory, a UK-based resource for fleet managers, has selected its 2013 automobile of the year.

BMW i3 Gets a Mention

BMW i3 Gets a Mention

In the running were dozens of vehicles, but only three plug-ins made the final cut: BMW i3, Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid and Renault Zoe.

Both the BMW and Volvo were commended for various reasons.  Fleet Directly says the Volvo "is a superbly balanced and enjoyable car to drive" and says the i3 "desirability and usability all rolled into one," but neither of those vehicles have the single trait that's often most important to fleet: low cost.

The Renault Zoe was Fleet Directory's winner and here's why:

"There’s only one that stands out and it’s a small car that I think will have a big impact."

"It’s great to drive, cheap to own and has more flair than New Year’s Eve fireworks party. My car of 2013 is: the Renault ZOE."

Source: Fleet Directory