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Renault ZOE: Bright Spark

The latest Renault ZOE model is smarter, faster and even more powerful than before. No wonder the ZOE is Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle

Europe’s most affordable and bestselling electric vehicle just got a whole lot better! The Renault ZOE now comes with a more powerful 80kW electric motor, combining stronger acceleration with even greater driving enjoyment. And with a range of financing options available at highly competitive rates, the ZOE is even more attractive to motorists in Peterborough.

Faster, stronger, further
The ZOE is the first Renault EV to feature the R110 motor, which despite being the same size as its predecessor is 12kW (16 horsepower) more powerful. Drivers benefit from improved acceleration at higher speeds for greater peace of mind. The R110 shaves almost two seconds off the 50-75mph acceleration time, while at lower speeds the instant availability of peak torque of 225Nm makes the ZOE as nimble as ever in urban areas. Drivers also benefit from the longest range available for a mass-market electric car – a NEDC range of 250 miles, which even in real-world conditions translates to around 186 miles. This range is enough to cover almost all journeys and with more 6,000 places to charge your car while on the road, including almost 4,000 rapidcharge connectors, ‘range anxiety’ is now a thing of the past.

Stylish finish


Customers ordering a ZOE can now choose the stylish new dark metallic purple body colour that’s been added to the range. ‘Aconite’ is available from the Dynamique Nav version, and there’s the option of the Purple Interior Pack which includes a violet satin finish for the dashboard trim strip and air vent, gear lever base, loudspeaker surrounds, top stitching along with black and violet fabric upholstery. Android Auto-enabled R-LINK Evolution has been added to the 2018 model, so drivers can display driving-compatible Android applications stored on their smartphone on the car’s multimedia screen. The now entry level Dynamique Nav offers a comprehensive specification, which combines comfort with convenience, and safety with security. Standard features include hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, seven-inch R-Link infotainment system with voice-controlled TomTom satnav, electric windows and LED Daytime Running Lights. The top-of-the-range Signature Nav adds further luxury with features such as supple premium leather upholstery, a BOSE audio system, heated front seats, electrically folding door mirrors and a rear parking camera.

More affordable
Buyers can buy the car but hire the battery for the duration of their ownership, or buy both the car and battery together. The battery hire option offers reduces the purchase price, while providing total peace of mind – battery performance is guaranteed to at least 75% of original capacity or Renault will repair or replace it. With the battery purchase option there are no on-going monthly payments, no mileage limits and just one simple payment to make. The ZOE comes with a free 7kW fast-charging wall-box with free home installation. Owners also benefit from zero road tax and can enter the London Congestion Charge Zone for free. Finance packages include the option of a low monthly payment of just £169 with a customer deposit of £4,627, or £199 with four years 0% APR finance, making electric motoring more affordable than ever.

Smiths Renault Bretton Way, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8YL. 01733 330030, www.smithsrenault.co.uk

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