The Renault Zoe is one of the best all-electric cars around. Indeed, it's a supermini with super quiet performance and lots of equipment.
The all-electric Zoe has a choice of either the excellent 65kW (which also has a longer range of 149miles) or the 43kW motor to drive it - and performance is just like drivers would find in a car with a petrol engine - only much quieter. The motor delivers the equivalent of 85bhp. The batteries in the 43kW model have a 100 mile range and the car comes with a special quick charger. The drive itself is nearly silent and the experience behind the wheel is relaxing and enjoyable which means it's much like any other supermini. The batteries are cheap to charge up so the Zoe appeals as an economical car. The Zoe is also quiet when on the motorway and the motor can barely be heard. Owners should also be aware that there is no gearbox on board which means that driving it is a smooth performance.
Handling the Renault Zoe is just like a normal small car, particularly the Clio which it has a lot in common with, and it’s a fun and responsive car to drive around town and a good performer at speed too. The acceleration is smooth and fast - it will reach from 0 to 30 mph in four seconds. As usual with electric vehicles, the Zoe comes with a decent amount of kit including Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, climate control while other models come with rear parking sensors and a scent diffuser.
Essentially, the Zoe is a well-priced and well-made viable alternative for anyone looking for an electrically-powered supermini that is cheap to run and which has excellent levels of performance. There's no doubt that Renault have put together an excellent car that really does help to push the case for electric vehicles forward. The Zoe is not only well-equipped but it’s also spacious and costs the equivalent of similar petrol and diesel powered small cars. For anyone keen to have an all-electric car then the Renault Zoe is an excellent entry into the segment with a decent performance and long equipment list.
Why not have a look at the Zoe on the official Renault UK company website and get the latest news about the Zoe in the UK at The Zoe owners' club and forum site. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Zoe on the Top Gear website.
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