Renault Says Electric Zoe Has Lower Total Ownership Costs Than Diesel Ford Fiesta
But still, Renault says Zoe is cheaper to own than almost all of its nearest competitors. Renault uses the £14,000 diesel Ford Fiesta as an example. According to Renault, it’s cheaper to own and operate Zoe than it is the fuel-frugal Fiesta, even if the diesel Fiesta only burns through on complete tank a fuel per month.
Renault doesn’t reveal the calculations used in this Zoe vs. Fiesta example, but we do know fuel prices are painfully high in the UK, so we’ll side with Renault on this one.
The French automaker further says that Zoe can save some UK buyers even more cash. For example, Zoe is exempt from road tax, exempt from London’s revised Congestion Charge (£10 per weekday) and offers all sorts of benefits to commercial users.
Lastly, Renault claims this:
“A Zoe is 75% cheaper per mile to fuel than a diesel car and 25% cheaper per mile to service and maintain.”
Oh, there’s this from Renault, too:
“There are already 1,700 public charging points, and these are scattered around the country and not all in London, and in many cases parking and charging in them is free.”