Renault has announced that its new Zoe will just be available with a new option to purchase the car outright – signalling an end to the battery lease option that’s been available since the EV’s introduction.
Renault has said that class-leading residual values is the reason for the change in pricing structure, with the Zoe returning 42 per cent of its value after three years and 30,000 miles, according to leading valuation experts CAP.
It means that the new Zoe starts from £25,670, though this is priced competitively next to rivals with smaller ranges – the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208.
The model is also available with zero per cent APR, and along with a £2,995 customer deposit, a Zoe in ‘Play’ guise will cost just £269 per month over a two-year contract. Opting for the range-topping GT Line model increases the monthly fees to £309 per month.
A new 52kWh battery enables an impressive 245 miles of range, while optional rapid charging means that 90 miles of range can be added in just 30 minutes.
The all-new Zoe, while looking quite similar to the previous model, boasts vastly improved levels of tech, as well as a stylish interior that has been adopted from the new Clio hatchback.See Available Clio deals
It’s on sale now, with first deliveries expected at the start of 2020.