Like all electric vehicles the ZOE emits no CO2, NOx, CO or fine particles. It also signals the loss of unpleasant smells and ‘engine’ noise during road use. Emissions total 62 g/km of CO2 in Europe, versus 89 g/km for the new Toyota Prius.
The Renault ZOE is priced from £13,650 on the road after Plug-in Car Grant deduction. It is the only electric vehicle to feature the Chameleon charger. Patented by Renault, this charger is compatible with all power levels up to 43kW. Charging batteries at a charging station can take between 30 minutes and nine hours. The ZOE can be charged in an hour at 22kW. This intermediate power level extends battery life and puts less pressure on the power grid than the fast-charging of batteries at 43kW.