This five-door, hatchback is roomy enough, about the same size as a Fiesta and in decent weather is capable of running for around 150 miles on a full charge. It’s good value too and costs less to buy than most rivals and is well supplied with standard equipment. Buyers also get a wall-mounted 7kW charger installed at their home for the lithium-ion battery pack. That’s a big plus. It’s designed primarily for the town and is fun and easy to drive.
Renault Zoe Charging Cable FAQs
Are batteries included?
Yes and no. With the less expensive option the buyer leases the battery pack at extra monthly cost. On the plus side, the long term life of the battery is not an issue as the manufacturer is responsible. Buying the car and battery outright means no other payments are required although the car is more expensive. Subsequently good value replacement charging cables are available from online retailers in the case of loss, theft or damage.
Is the Renault Zoe cheap to run?
Yes it is. Running costs are very low. Charging from a home wall socket is an overnight job but fast chargers speed the process up.
Is the Zoe reliable?
Crucially, the electric motors have proved to be trouble free but the car has experienced issues in other ways. The Zoe is mostly found in the city with the attendant bumps and bruises. Check condition. There’s no spare wheel, just a kit, and Renault recommend owners do not change wheels themselves in case of battery damage from the jack. Finally, although the car should come with a standard wall socket cable, owners need to also buy a 13amp charging cable as well. Second hand purchasers take note.