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What Car? EV Awards 2021: the best electric cars you can buy

What Car? Logo By What Car? team of What Car? | Slide 3 of 23: In production 2017-2019 Price from £12,000 0-62mph 11.4sec Top speed 84mph Minimum charging time (10-80%) 2hr  The Zoe really does bring zero-emissions motoring within the reach of the masses; you can pick up an early example for as little as £6000. Admittedly, those earlier Zoes with the 22kWh battery and 88bhp motor had pretty modest ranges, but later models with a 41kWh battery upped the official range to 186 miles – a very respectable figure – and these can now be had from around £12,000. A major facelift in 2020 brought a further increase in official range to between 238 and 245 miles.  What you’ll get is a small hatchback that’s smooth and easy to drive, and if you go for our preferred version, the later ZE40 R110, it’s nippy as well. Ride comfort is also good, with broken urban surfaces absorbed effectively. In our favourite Dynamique Nav trim, the Zoe is well equipped.  Official range: 186 miles Our test range: 146 miles (21.% less)

Used pick: Renault Zoe ZE40 R110

In production 2017-2019 Price from £12,000 0-62mph 11.4sec Top speed 84mph Minimum charging time (10-80%) 2hr

The Zoe really does bring zero-emissions motoring within the reach of the masses; you can pick up an early example for as little as £6000. Admittedly, those earlier Zoes with the 22kWh battery and 88bhp motor had pretty modest ranges, but later models with a 41kWh battery upped the official range to 186 miles – a very respectable figure – and these can now be had from around £12,000. A major facelift in 2020 brought a further increase in official range to between 238 and 245 miles.

What you’ll get is a small hatchback that’s smooth and easy to drive, and if you go for our preferred version, the later ZE40 R110, it’s nippy as well. Ride comfort is also good, with broken urban surfaces absorbed effectively. In our favourite Dynamique Nav trim, the Zoe is well equipped.

Official range: 186 miles
Our test range: 146 miles (21.% less)

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