The Renault ZOE is one of the best electric cars available. It offers a fantastic balance of range, style, tech, reliability and affordability, and is a wonderful choice for drivers looking to make that switch to electric. The ZOE may be the only EV currently produced by Renault, but what it lacks in variety it makes up for in quality.
With approximately 190 miles of real-world range, the ZOE is perfect for drivers in the city or making the daily commute to work. It’s compact and handles well, and is a lot of fun to drive thanks to a range of intuitive features.
It may be affordable, but it doesn’t let its lower cost result in less tech, with a superb infotainment offering including a 9.3” tablet-style screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 10” instrument cluster as standard.
You can read more about what our customers think with Renault ZOE reviews here.
Try the Renault ZOE on an elmo subscription
Want to drive your very own Renault ZOE but you’re not ready for the commitment of buying or a hard-to-break lease contract? At elmo, we offer convenient and flexible Renault ZOE subscriptions that allow you to swap for a different make/model or stop your subscription with just 30 days’ notice after your minimum term (60 days or 12-months). Your monthly subscription cost includes everything you need to drive the car:
- Comprehensive insurance
- Servicing & maintenance
- Vehicle excise duty
- Congestion charge
- Fair wear and tear of tyres
- Breakdown cover
- Road tax
All subscriptions also come with an elmoCharge card – our public charging solution.
Prices start from £449pm on elmoSave (12 month min) or £499pm on elmoFlex (60 day min).
Renault ZOE GT Line+ – video walkaround
Thinking about adopting a ZOE? Watch our straight-to-the-point walk around to find out more about Renault ZOE range, charging speed and interior features:
Renault ZOE range and charging info
With a real world range of 190 miles, the Renault ZOE has great range for such a budget-friendly electric car. That means you’ll spend more time enjoying the benefits of driving an EV than worrying about where the nearest charging station is.
When the time does come to fill ‘er up, it has a max charging speed of 46kW and uses Type 2 and CCS connectors, meaning you’ll charge the battery from 10 to 80% in less than an hour.
If you drive regularly, you may want to consider installing an EV charger at home, which makes charging even more convenient and affordable. While home charging is easier if you have off-street parking, there are still plenty of options available for charging your EV if you don’t have a driveway.
Want to know how much the Renault ZOE costs to charge?
Head on over to our charging costs page and use our calculator which tells you the average cost to charge depending on the type of charger you use.
Renault ZOE exterior
The Renault ZOE exterior screams classic hatchback. Simple, compact design featuring Renault’s signature C shaped headlights – it’s a more mature version of the original ZOE. It’s also a little wider too, and it’s had the front grill re-designed for the better we think!
One of our favourite exterior features is that the charging port can be found at the front, hidden seamlessly behind the Renault badge.
It is also available in several different colours to suit your style. From Diamond Black and Celadon Blue, to Flame Red and Glacier White.
Renault ZOE interior
Just because the Renault ZOE doesn’t have the price tag of a luxury EV, it doesn’t mean it lacks creature comforts of its own. Just like its pricier cousins, the ZOE is full of tech to make you and your passengers more comfortable and the driving experience more enjoyable.
- 10” digital instrument display
- 9.3” infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with built-in ‘easy link’ navigation
- A stylish part-recycled, part-synthetic leather interior with a faux leather steering wheel
- Two USB sockets for the rear seats
Renault ZOE key features
Its impressive list of features paired with its affordable price makes the ZOE one of the most appealing EVs available today. After all, we featured it on our list of the best electric cars to lease for a good reason. The Renault ZOE GT Line has a ton of features that means it should be high on the list of your EV considerations:
- Hands-free entry
- Push button start/stop function
- Automatic headlights including auto high-low beam
- Rain-sensitive front wipers
- Cruise control
- Speed limiter
- Blind spot warning
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Auto climate control
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- A larger boot than more expensive rivals such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208.
Lease vs subscribe
Electric car subscriptions are very competitively priced with leasing deals, which is why they are so attractive for many drivers. See how the Renault ZOE compares:
Renault ZOE GT Line+
- Upfront payment
- Minimum commitment
- Total monthly cost
- Vehicle monthly payment
- Upfront payment**
- Breakdown cover
- Vehicle Excise Duty
- 36 months
- 60 days
* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Split monthly over 36 months.
*** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.
Is the Renault ZOE right for you?
Well, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder but we think the ZOE is an excellent entry-level EV. It’s got an excellent range for its price tag, looks great and you can add some personality by choosing a colour that suits you best. There are no bells and whistles with this one, but for most drivers, that’s just what’s needed!
Like the sound of that?
Book a Renault ZOE for just a minimum of 60 days on elmoFlex or save each month with our 12-month elmoSave subscription package. Give us 30 days’ notice to end your subscription after your minimum term, or swap to a new car. The choice is yours!
Renault ZOE service schedule
Renault recommends that the ZOE is serviced every 18,000 miles, which is double what is recommended for its petrol models. This means EV drivers are likely to spend way less on maintenance than ICE vehicle drivers. But don’t worry if you have a ZOE with elmo – we’ve got the maintenance and servicing covered!
How much does it cost to charge a Renault ZOE?
The cost to charge a Renault ZOE varies depending on whether you’re using a public or home-based charge point.
If you’re able to install a charge point at home, then it’ll cost around £8 to fully charge your Renault ZOE’s battery. If you’re using a public rapid charge point, the cost will be approximately 50% higher, at around £12.
Are all Renault ZOE electric?
Yes, the Renault ZOE is Renault’s first exclusively all-electric model.
Does the Renault ZOE come with a charging cable?
The Renault ZOE comes with a Caméléon® charger, with a Type 2 connector and CCS socket.
How do you charge a Renault ZOE?
Charging a Renault ZOE is simple, either using a Type 2 connector using your home charger or public charge point. For rapid charging there’s also a CCS connector.
How far can a Renault ZOE go?
The Renault ZOE has a range of up to 238 miles, with a real-world range of 190 miles. This makes it a great all-around EV so you don’t always have to worry about finding the nearest charge point.