Renault is celebrating a decade of the Renault Zoe enabling thousands of UK car buyers to switch to an all-electric car.
Launched in 2013, Renault has since sold over 30,000 units of the Zoe over the last ten years. It is the top-selling electric car in Europe over the past decade, with almost 380,000 units sold by the end of May 2022.
Of the near 30,000 sold in the UK, nearly 50% were ordered in the top trim level, while the majority were also specified in white. Retail customers have accounted for 51% of sales, while 45% can be attributed to core fleet purchases – the Zoe hitting the mark with cost-conscious and environmentally-focused businesses. Geographically, Zoe has been most popular with customers in Greater London.
2020 was the most popular year for Zoe in the UK, with a total of 6,384 sold – well over double the previous year’s figure of 2,383. Tellingly, this came in the year that the third-generation of the Zoe went on sale, offering a class-leading range, improved charging and equipment, and a 52 kWh Z.E 50 battery that boasted a 32% increase in capacity compared to the previous version.
The current Zoe – the Zoe E-Tech 100% Electric – can achieve up to 238 miles (WLTP) on a single charge. Its ability to charge on AC at 22kW means 90 miles of driving range can be added in just 30 minutes, while using rapid 50kW DC charging on the boost charge versions allows up to 80% charge from flat in only 70 minutes. Available in a choice of Techno and Iconic trim, the Zoe E-Tech 100% Electric is priced from £29,995 OTR.