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Renault Zoe Hatchback

Renault Zoe Pros & Cons

The Zoe is constantly undergoing improvements through its French manufacturer Renault. This has led it being one of the best selling electric cars in the European market. You're paying for a high-end product with this car.

With an NEDC range of 250 miles (400 km), the new Zoe has a potential for real-life estimates of 186 miles during the summer. There are three models of range, with the most expensive having the 41kWh battery (called the ZE 40) and the base model having a 22kWh battery.

The UK calls these models the Expression NAV, Dynamique NAV (ZE40) and Signature Nav (ZE40). You can buy the battery outright, or purchase it as a battery hire option.

The Expression Nav starts at £14,245 (+battery hire). It goes up to £26,020 with the Signature Nav where you own the battery. The ZE40 has two engine options.

22kW is the slow charging rate of the R90. The faster charging is the Q90 with 43kW that charges in 65 minutes. It does come with a hefty price tag of £750 for this premium feature. Keep mind that different countries may have different options. In some places, you can only rent the battery and in some, you are required to buy it.