The Renault ZOE has won numerous awards since going on sale in 2013 including being named What Car? Magazine’s ‘Best Electric Car for under £20,000’ for the last two consecutive years.
The 100% electric Renault ZOE supermini has finished an impressive fifth overall out of 200 vehicles and rated as the best electric vehicle to own. Highly commended by owners through the Auto Express Driver Power 2015 survey, it also scored well for In-car technology and performance
With an impressive score of 92.87 per cent, the ZOE also performed well on other categories, including low running costs and ease of driving. ZOE, in its first survey year, was ranked second, out of 43 vehicles, in the super competitive supermini category.
Ben Fletcher, Renault UK Electric Vehicle Product Manager, commented: “The Renault ZOE offers the recognized benefits of all-electric vehicles in an ultra-stylish and highly-affordable package. It’s no wonder that owners are so delighted with their cars.”
Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-chief said: “Breaking into the Driver Power top five is a significant achievement for the Renault ZOE. Owners of electric cars clearly love their vehicles – and the ZOE, in particular, has a winning formula of low running costs and decent performance, plus it's very easy to drive, too.”
The survey achieved its highest ever participation in 2015 with responses from over 61,000 car owners - up one fifth from 2014.
Sales in the UK of Renault’s electric models were up 90 per cent in 2014 to 1,286 vehicles and continued this strong growth in the first three months of 2015 with sales up 148 per cent to 401 vehicles.