Renault ZOE Deemed Best Electric Car For Less Than £20,000 By What Car?

MAR 7 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE Deemed Best Electric Car For Less Than £20,000 By What Car?

There aren’t but a few choices among electric cars priced under £20,000 in the UK.

In that limited group, the Renault ZOE is the clear winner, according to What Car?

In the recent What Car? awards, in the category of “Best Electric Car Less Than £20,000” ZOE was the champ.

As What Car? explains, ZOE is perky to drive, offers an enjoyable ride, is stylish and cheap to operate.

The Audi A3 e-tron was What Car’s? overall electric car winner, while the Tesla Model S 60 kWh won in the category of electric cars for more than £30,000.

Here’s the link to What Car’s? list of electric car award winners for 2015.

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9 Comments on "Renault ZOE Deemed Best Electric Car For Less Than £20,000 By What Car?"

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I like the car, to bad Nissan doesn`t sell it in the US under there banner.

I guess it’s too close to their own Leaf and would cannibalize sales or something. And fast AC charging is close to non existent in the the US.

And the 3 phase charger kicks ****.

It is the main selling point for the car in Europe, where 3-phase is common. Afaik 3-phase is not available in the US.

The Zoe would lose that advantage in the US. Add the American preference for big cars, and the conclusion is that the commercial chances of the Zoe in the US are small.

How much is the real cost once you factor in the battery lease?

Buying it outright with batteries and all starts at about £18k (£23k before incentives).
Lease the battery and you can get the car for £13-14k. I personally would always prefer to buy the whole car (until there are self-driving cars in car pools with a monthly fee, then I don’t want to own a car at all :P).

Ah, didn’t know they were offering the Zoe for full purchase now.

Yup, but for the life of me I can’t figure out why somebody would prefer to own a consumable. I’d much rather have the lease.

Well, to some people it is not a consumable.

After 1.5 years and 50k km, I can detect exactly zero capacity loss in the battery. So it is not a consumable.