The Renault ZOE has been named as the best ‘Small Electric Car for Value’ in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021. The magazine and online car buying platform awarded the all-electric New ZOE ‘Best Buy’ for value in the rapidly growing small electric vehicle sector after being won over by its unrivalled combination of affordability and everyday usability.
The ZOE is no stranger to success in the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, having previously won the ‘Best Small Electric Car’ category for seven consecutive years. The awards recognise the best new vehicles on sale in the UK across 20 categories, with What Car? also introducing its ‘Best Buy’ accolades this year. This pinpoints cars with standout individual qualities such as value, comfort and practicality.
What Car? highlighted the value of the ZOE Iconic with the R110 motor and a 52kWh battery with the option of 50kW rapid charging that can be charged to 80 percent in just one hour and ten minutes. It also offers a highly usable range of up to 245 miles (394km).
The Renault ZOE Iconic starts from £28,495 on-the-road after the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). Customers of the ZOE currently enjoy even more value with £500 towards a 7kW wallbox, installed by BP Pulse, allowing them to enjoy a highly convenient ownership experience.
Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor, said: “The Renault ZOE is one of the cheapest electric cars you can buy outright or on PCP finance. However, it demonstrates its value in other ways, too, including the fantastic range and practicality it offers. Unlike some rivals, it really could be your only car.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director at Groupe Renault UK, said: “We are delighted to accept this accolade and that What Car? has chosen to award the ZOE, especially in light of how fast the small electric car sector is advancing. Core to our extensive electric vehicle development is providing affordable, sustainable motoring to all and this award is another illustration of how we work to overcome the hurdles of cost and practicality that often stand in the way of drivers who are wishing to switch from a traditional petrol or diesel car to an electric vehicle.”