• Renault ZOE named ‘Best Buy’ for value in the small electric car category at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021
  • All-electric supermini praised for its blend of affordable pricing, 245-mile range and practicality
  • Recognised as being an attractive buy whether purchased outright or via PCP
  • Eighth consecutive year that the Renault ZOE has been recognised in the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards
  • ZOE retail customers receive £500 towards 7kW wallbox installation for convenient charging at home
  • ZOE range starts from £26,995 OTR after Plug-in Car Grant

The Renault ZOE has underlined its appeal as the perfect entry to pure-electric vehicle ownership after being hailed as the ‘Best Small Electric Car for Value’ in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021.

The well-known magazine and online new car buying platform awarded the all-electric New ZOE ‘Best Buy’ for value in the rapidly growing small EV sector after being won over by its unrivalled combination of affordability and everyday usability.

On What Car?’s decision to name the zero-emissions-in-use ZOE its very first small electric car champion for value, Steve Huntingford, Editor, said: “The Renault ZOE is one of the cheapest electric cars you can buy – outright or on PCP finance. However, it demonstrates its value in other ways, too, including the fantastic range and practicality it offers. Unlike some rivals, it really could be your only car.”

The ZOE is certainly no stranger to success in the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, having previously won the ‘Best Small Electric Car’ category for seven consecutive years. The awards recognise the best new vehicles on sale in the UK across 20 categories, with What Car? also introducing its ‘Best Buy’ accolades this year which pinpoint cars with standout individual qualities such as value, comfort and practicality.

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “We are delighted to accept this accolade and that What Car? has chosen to award the ZOE, especially in light of how fast the small electric car sector is advancing. Core to our extensive electric vehicle development is providing affordable, sustainable motoring to all and this award is another illustration of how we work to overcome the hurdles of cost and practicality that often stand in the way of drivers who are wishing to switch from a traditional petrol or diesel car to an electric vehicle.”

In particular, What Car? haloed the value of the ZOE Iconic with the R110 motor and a 52kWh battery with the option of 50kW rapid charging that can be charged to 80 per cent in just one hour and ten minutes. The well-equipped version offers a highly usable driving range of up to 245 miles (WLTP).

The ZOE Iconic combines its usability with an extremely comprehensive specification. On top of features that are standard across the ZOE range, which include a 10-inch TFT Driver Information Display complemented by seven-inch EASY LINK infotainment display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB connectivity, air conditioning, handsfree keycard, full LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, automatic lights and wipers, the Iconic adds such equipment as 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, all-round electric windows, satellite navigation and automatic climate control. The Renault ZOE Iconic starts from £28,495 on-the-road after the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

Retail customers of the ZOE currently enjoy even more value with £500 towards a 7kW wallbox, installed by BP Pulse, allowing them to enjoy a highly convenient ownership experience.

As well as the Iconic, the ZOE is available in Play, GT Line and the new Venture Edition levels of trim. The range is priced from £26,995 on-the-road after the PiCG.

All New ZOE models are backed up by Renault’s five-year/100,000-mile warranty, plus an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for the Z.E. 50 battery.


About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault, which has manufactured cars since 1898, is an international group operating in 134 countries. In 2019, it sold nearly 3.8 million vehicles. Worldwide, the group employs more than 180,000 people and has 40 manufacturing sites and 12,700 points of sale. To address the major technological challenges of the future and continue to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault focuses on international expansion. To do this it builds on the synergies between its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), the electric vehicle, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports to boost innovation and name recognition.

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 150 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 109,952 vehicles in 2019.

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