Renault’s flagship electric vehicle, ZOE, has already made quite a splash since it hit the UK’s streets last June. Now, on the back of the Government’s exciting Go Ultra Low campaign, which launched today, Europe’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer is going to be sparking even more interest in its striking supermini with a series of customer and marketing initiatives.
ZOE is already one of the UK’s most affordable electric cars, but to make it even more enticing, Renault has today launched a brand new battery hire option for lower mileage retail customers. Available with all new ZOE orders, from only £45 per month, when taken over a three-year term, based on 3,000 miles per year, it offers a real cost-effective alternative tailored to those doing shorter journeys on a regular basis.
Much of ZOE’s appeal stems from the fact that it’s a no-compromise, stylish supermini, it just happens to be electric. It’s unsurprising then that it also stacks up well on cost versus fossil-fuelled small cars. For example, not only does it cost only 2 pence per mile to run, from £13,995 on-the-road it also undercuts the comparable diesel version of the country’s best-selling Ford Fiesta, in 5-door Style TDCi 75 guise, in terms of upfront cost, by £300, even with a superior level of standard equipment.
Now, it’s leading the charge of vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions with a brand new retail finance offer. The new package sees the stylish ZOE Dynamique available, until 31st March 2014, on Renault Selections PCP from £189 per month, with a deposit of just £1,720, including a £1,000 customer deposit contribution. That’s on top of its comprehensive Renault 4+ package, worth over £1,000, which includes 4 years/100,000 miles warranty, roadside assistance and routine servicing (4 years/48,000 miles).
Unlike some rivals who require users to shell out hundreds of pounds on a charging solution, Renault also includes a 7kW single Wallbox, which charges ZOE in three to four hours, for free at domestic properties in the UK. Add all of these savings up and a typical ZOE buyer could be over £2,500 better off, even before taking into account the associated Benefit-in-Kind, road tax and London congestion charge benefits of running an electric vehicle.