2016 Renault Zoe Electric Fuel economy, Price

Electrically powered cars might never be able to overthrow combustion-engined cars. But the talk is that the 2016 Renault Zoe Electric is very much capable to lead the car show. The investment of Renault in electric vehicles is now profound. Renault has jumped into the water with both feet. This by far, is the most convincing effort by a company in the field of EVs.

2016 Renault ZOE Electric front
2016 Renault Zoe Electric Inside

The Renault Zoe Electric is based on the same platform as that on which the Renault Clio runs. While the wheelbase and the width is identical to that of the Clio, it is definitely longer and over 10 centimetres tall. The shoulderline is high and the window area is small. This is done to prevent the battery-sapping climate control by a considerable amount. There are some other distinct touches too. The oversized Renault badge on the front acts as a charging point too! The interiors consists of a digital display that shows range and speed. The R-Link information screen is standard as well, but complicated at the same time. Renault has put in a lot of effort to create a modern-trim feel, but the pastel cabin inside will be hard to keep clean all the time.

2016 Renault ZOE Electric side
2016 Renault Zoe Electric Engine

The electric motor powered Zoe, develops 88bhp in normal mode, and around 60bhp in eco mode. The engine is very sprightly when it comes to acceleration. Control is neither excellent nor bad, but the Zoe sounds nose-heavy. The steering which is considerably light will make it comfortable for you to drive but the light trim reflects in the windscreen will definitely cause nasty blindspots for the driver. The top speed of the car is 84 mph/135 kph. The 2016 Renault Zoe Electric is a five-seater. If you carry regular passengers or luggage, the Zoe is a good choice. The Renault Zoe does not come with a three-pin plug charge, which leads to the multiplication of range anxiety by not being able to depend on emergency domestic plug sockets.

Fuel economy

The purchase factor is not the only factor into owning a Renault Zoe. You will also have to rent a battery from the company itself which starts from £70. A charge costs around £3 and takes anywhere about 30 minutes to 9 hours to complete. The car has zero emission and the Carbon Dioxide rating is 54g/m. The prediction of cost of the car is anywhere around £9,649 by many experts. That makes it a huge concern for buyers.

2016 Renault ZOE Electric interior

2016 Renault Zoe Electric Price

The Renault Zoe Electric has already hit the markets of most countries and expected to be available in targeted countries by the summer of 2015. The approximate price of owning a Renault Zoe Electric is around £9,649 ($14,659). Overall, the 2016 Renault Zoe Electric is worth a buy for the eco-friendly man. Renault’s strong dealer performance makes the car more reliable. The car looks beautiful, but the only concern is the over-pricing of the car. 

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