New Renault Zoe priced from £18,670

Published 04 September 2019

The new Renault Zoe will be priced from £18,670 when UK deliveries begin in January 2020 - undercutting rivals like the new Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208.

Like the old model, that entry-level price doesn't include the battery. Instead, Renault offers a battery rental service which can be personalised to your monthly requirements. Essentially, the more miles you cover, the more you'll pay.

Although Renault hasn't confirmed battery rental prices for the new Zoe, batteries for the old model could be leased from £49 a month.

Alternatively, the new Renault Zoe can be bought with the battery included from £25,670 including the government's plug-in car grant.

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Buyers will be able to choose from two electric motors - the same 80kW motor as before, badged the R110, and a new more powerful 100kW R135 unit. The R135 can cover 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds and is priced from £20,620 without the battery and £27,620 with it.

A more powerful 52kWh battery means the Zoe has an official WLTP range of up to 245 miles - an increase of 32 per cent compared to the previous 41kWh battery pack. Despite the increase in capacity, Renault says the battery has not increased in size physically - meaning there's no less of interior space.

Fast DC charging is now offered at a rate of up to 50kW, providing as much as 90 miles of range in half an hour. When using a 7kW home wallbox, supplied as standard to all Zoe buyers, the car can be charged from empty to full in nine hours and 25 minutes  - meaning the car can be completely recharged at home overnight.

Both electric motors now feature a new 'B mode'. Similar to that used in the Leaf, this intensifies the regenerative braking effect. This effectively allows one-pedal braking - simply lift off the accelerator and the car will slow down, recuperating energy in the process.

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Although still clearly a Zoe, the new model has been redesigned and now features full LED headlights as standard. There's also a new, wider front bumper, while LED lights are fitted to the rear with dynamic indicators.

The interior has been heavily revamped, featuring sustainable trim finishes and more soft-touch materials. There's also a new 10-inch instrument cluster which is standard across the range.

High-spec GT Line models get a 9.3-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment screen (optional on the Iconic), featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Entry-level models get a seven-inch system.

The new Renault Zoe is available to order from mid-September with customer deliveries from January 2020.


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