New Renault Zoe revealed: price, specs and release date

Today’s Renault Zoe is one of the most affordable electric cars on sale, but its replacement brings additional tech, a more sophisticated interior and a 236-mile range…

On sale August Price from Around £22,000 (before gov’t grant)

When the current Renault Zoe was launched, it addressed two of the most common complaints about electric cars: the paltry range and high price. But with competition now a lot stiffer, this new version has to push up the former again while keeping down the latter.

Sure enough, while the battery is no larger to ensure it doesn’t eat into passenger space, its energy capacity is up from 41kWh to 52kWh. That results in a 20% improvement in official range, to 236 miles.

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

Putting that into perspective, the long-range, e+ version of Nissan’s Leaf can travel just three miles farther, despite costing almost £40k. And the upcoming Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e both manage only 211 miles.

A full charge of the new Zoe from a 7kW home wallbox takes nine hours and 25 minutes. Or if you’re out and about, 30 minutes plugged into a 50kW public charger gives enough juice for about 90 miles of driving.

Read more: What Car

Comments (3)

  1. Richard Piper


    With the longer range, CCS rapid charging, higher quality interior and a very competitive price the Zoe is a hugely attractive proposition. Unless you need a little more space it is unbeatable. Although I am an EV driver the Zoe doesn’t suit my requirements but that would not stop me recommending the Zoe as the best EV alternative to a mainstream ICE. More modern than the new Leaf and much cheaper than the price of the upcoming e 208 and Corsa e.

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