The Renault ZOE has been recognised for the fourth consecutive year by What Car? judges, being named ‘Best Electric Car’, as well as ‘Best Electric Car for less than £20,000’, with its all-electric ZOE Q90 Z.E.40 Dynamique Nav.
The Renault ZOE, fitted with the new Z.E.40 battery, received its recognition at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2017, and was also a finalist in the Technology Award. The new Z.E. 40 battery provides almost double the previous storage capacity, delivering a 250-mile range (NEDC) whilst retaining fast charging times at an accessible price.
Commenting on the decision to award the ZOE for a fourth consecutive year, Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car? said: “Given the rate of progress in this class during the past 12 months, this win shows just how much this recent update has improved the ZOE. Realistically, it’s now possible to drive for 174 miles between each charge, up from the 106 miles of the previous battery. And Renault has kept everything that was already great about the ZOE: its practicality, tidy handling and standard kit. Plus, while range is up dramatically, price isn’t. And to include many of the latest comfort and infotainment features as well as fast charging at this price makes the ZOE a truly brilliant all-rounder.”
Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Renault UK, said of the result: “The new 2017 model year Renault ZOE now delivers the best range of any mainstream electric vehicle which, along with interior and exterior upgrades, continues to prove that zero emissions vehicles can be stylish, practical and comfortable. We’re delighted that What Car? has recognised the ZOE’s talents for the fourth year in a row by naming it their best electric car of the year.”