The Renault ZOE has added another trophy to its collection after winning the Best Electric Car category at the Carbuyer Best Cars Awards 2017.
The zero emissions-in-use ZOE was awarded the title after impressing the vastly experience Carbuyer.co.uk panel of motoring experts with its new Z.E. 40 battery enabling a 250 mile range (NEDC) – the longest available for a mainstream electric car – together with its high level of standard equipment, driveability and five-door practicality.
Judged with the needs of car buyers in mind, the annual Carbuyer Best Cars Awards take into account a car’s reliability, price, running costs and how easy it is to live with as well as how well it performs and handles.
On awarding the ZOE, Stuart Milne, Editor, Carbuyer, said: “We’ve been impressed by the Renault ZOE, and with the increased range from the new 41kWh version, it’s become a very easy car to recommend. If you choose this new version, you can also use an optional fast charger that takes the battery to 80% capacity in just over an hour. The fact that the ZOE is a practical, good to drive and well equipped car comes as a welcome bonus.”
Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, added: “We’re delighted that the Renault ZOE has once again been recognised for its class-leading package, especially as this award win is heavily influenced by its ease-of-use and how enjoyable and affordable it is to own and maintain. It proves that ZOE is an excellent proposition for many car buyers and not just for those whose decision is based on its environmental compatibility.”
The ZOE has been selling strongly in the UK with 1,482 examples sold in the first three-quarters of 2016 – a 33% increase on the same period of 2015. Purchases of ZOE represent one in six electric vehicles sold in the UK.
It is proving to be a popular hit with the British public who have voted it second ‘Best Supermini’ in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey 2016 out of 183 models. Not stopping there the ZOE is also a three-time winner of What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car for less than £20,000’and a Which? ‘Best Buy’ in 2016
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