Renault Electric Cars
We have a range of electric cars from Renault available on our all inclusive monthly subscription model. Read on for more info on our range and Renault’s history in the EV space.
Why you should drive a Renault electric car
Despite not currently having a wide range of options available, Renault is one of the world’s top EV manufacturers thanks to the huge success of the Renault ZOE. In 2020, the Renault ZOE was Europe’s best selling electric car, which was only beaten in 2021 by the Tesla Model 3.
This just proves that Renault is one of the top manufacturers of EVs in the world, and the ZOE is a great car for those looking to make the switch to electric.
Our range of Renault electric cars
How long has Renault been producing EVs?
Renault announced its first four electric cars in 2012: the Twizy, ZOE, Twingo, and K-Z.E. While the quirky inner-city Twizy made headlines for its unique, compact design and affordability it’s been the ZOE that has captured the attention of drivers.
In 2012, just 68 Renault ZOE’s were sold. However a decade later sales and popularity boomed – with the ZOE claiming the title of Europe’s top-selling EV in 2020 and named best green car of 2018.
While the French manufacturer doesn’t currently have a wide variety of electric cars available, the ZOE has been a success to the point where Renault announced that it’ll only produce electric cars from 2030. Renault also recently announced the Renault 5, an electric hatchback that’s due to go on sale in 2024.
Why driving an EV is great
There are plenty of reasons why driving an electric car is great, and benefits not only you as the driver, but also the environment.
While Renault produces great petrol and diesel cars, the benefits of an EV mean they’re the perfect choice for drivers looking to make the switch to electric:
- There are far fewer moving parts in an EV, which means maintaining them is cheaper and there’s less that can potentially go wrong
- Charging an EV is quick and simple – by using a rapid charge point, you can charge your EV’s battery to 80% in as little as 20 minutes
- EVs are far kinder to the environment, and by using green energy to charge the battery they can be completely carbon neutral after manufacture
- Compared to petrol and diesel, the cost of charging an EV is considerably cheaper than a tank of fuel
Why Renault produces excellent EVs
There are many benefits to driving a Renault – specifically, the ZOE – that means it’s easy to see why it frequently appears on the list of best-selling EVs.
For the past decade, the ZOE has been one of the most affordable electric cars available. Not only is it one of the most modestly priced EVs, but it also doesn’t compromise on performance and technology.
They have great range
When reviewing the ZOE, What Car? said it ‘sets out to resolve two of the most common complaints’. The first resolved complaint was the cost, and the second was the range, which can be as high as 238 miles.
They’re great to drive
Renault EV tech ensures a powerful, smooth, and quiet ride, which makes it rewarding and fun to drive.
They’re modern inside and out
With a striking design on the outside, and a technology-laden inside, the infotainment centre and digital driver’s display provide you with all the tech you’ll need to make your journey better.
How do Renault EVs compare to its non-electric cars?
Renault may currently have a small selection of EVs – especially when compared to their combustion engine models – but it’s a case of quality over quantity. There’s certainly a reason why the ZOE has secured a place among the top-selling EVs.
One of the key differences between a ZOE EV and the combustion engine version is the massive difference in running costs, which costs approximately 1.5p per mile with the electric version.
The signature EV infotainment centre is a big draw for drivers – often missing from petrol and diesel cars – and the lack of engine sound makes driving an EV a very different experience.
Renault EVs on subscription
While the cost of buying a Renault EV is reasonable, it still requires a large deposit, which can prevent eager drivers from taking home a Renault of their own.
However, an alternative to buying is a Renault subscription through elmo.
An elmo electric car subscription includes insurance, service, MOT, and breakdown cover costs, meaning driving a Renault EV of your own is more affordable than ever.
How do you charge a Renault ZOE?
Charging a Renault EV is simple, and can be done from one of the thousands of public charge points across the country, from a charge point installed at home, or even from a standard household plug (with the correct adapter). Rapid charge points will charge your ZOE’s battery to 80% in around 20 minutes.
How much to charge a Renault ZOE?
Charging a Renault ZOE from a public charge point will cost between £12-16, while charging from home will cost between £8-12 (depending on rates).