(REPOST: Automotive World)
The all-electric Renault ZOE has been recognised by Diesel Car and Eco Car Magazine’s judges by being named ‘Best Used Electric Car’ in Diesel Car and Eco Car’s Used Car Top 50, published today.
The Renault ZOE was recognised by Diesel Car and Eco Car for its good looks, relaxed driving style and affordability. Since launching in the UK in 2013, Renault has almost doubled the ZOE’s range from 130 miles (NEDC) to 250 miles (NEDC) thanks to technological advancements such as an increased battery capacity and an uprated motor.
Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher, Diesel Car and Eco Car said: “While the LEAF’s looks are polarising, the handsome ZOE has no such trouble, but being based on the Clio, it’s quite a bit smaller. Still, this fits its urban runabout brief to perfection, and we can think of few better cars for whizzing around local roads. You’ll be doing so in near silence and with no tailpipe emissions to worry about, and benefits include no road tax or London Congestion Charge payments. You’ll need to check if batteries are included though, as some ZOEs have been bought on a battery rental package, which costs from £49 per month.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result: “Having originally launched the all-electric ZOE back in 2013, five years later awareness of electric vehicles has accelerated and the number of competitors is growing quickly. Used ZOEs are becoming very popular amongst those wishing to become a part of the electric motoring revolution. It’s testament to the ZOE’s qualities, including its class-leading range, that it has been recognised by the Diesel Car and Eco Car judges.”