For the third consecutive time the Renault ZOE has been declared the Pure Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Green Apple Champion by the Green Organisation, an independent, not for profit organisation rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world
The all electric car took the crown for the 3rd time at an awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this week. The judging panel praised its environmental credentials, commitment to an electric future and its affordability.
Marks were awarded by the judges for the way a car drives and behaves in the real world, away from the testing laboratory. The revised Renault ZOE, unveiled in 2016 with an uprated battery, provides up to 250 miles of range from one charge (NEDC) – the longest of any mainstream electric car. Renault estimates that the ZOE has a real-world range of between 186 miles in temperate conditions and 124 miles in extreme cold conditions.
One member of the judging panel commented:
“I’ve chosen it because it has charm, an excellent interior and its new extended range of 180-miles plus makes it an option for a wider group of motorists.”
The Renault ZOE is a part of Renault’s electric vehicle range made up of the Twizy and Kangoo Van Z.E. The ZOE is priced from £14,245 (after PiCG plus battery lease) in a choice of three trim levels and can be purchased either outright or by leasing the battery.
Purchases of Renault ZOE represents one in six electric vehicles sold in the UK and ZOE is Europe’s best-selling electric car.
The Renault ZOE is What Car?’s Best Electric Car 2017 and is a four-time winner of What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car for less than £20,000’. ZOE was named as one of Autocar’s Game Changers earlier this year and is Parker’s Best Eco Car of the Year 2018.