- All-electric Renault ZOE judged ‘Best Green Car’ at the inaugural FirstCar Awards 2018 in London
- ZOE praised for its impressive real-world range, ease-of-use and value
- ZOE is the best-selling all-electric car in Europe
The 100 per cent electric Renault ZOE has earned yet another award, this time for new drivers, with judges naming it ‘Best Green Car’ at the inaugural FirstCar Awards 2018.
Hosted by FirstCar at the Royal Automobile Club in London, the awards recognise vehicles that offer excellence for those drivers who are either learning to drive or who have just passed their driving test.
The all-electric Renault ZOE took home the highly-coveted award after impressing FirstCar’s industry experts with its ‘real world’ range, style and value for money. The win underlines its status as an unrivalled choice for those who require an exceptionally efficient compact vehicle that is incredibly easy to live with.
On the judges’ decision, David Motton, Editor, FirstCar Theory and FirstCar Practical said: “With zero tailpipe emissions, the Renault ZOE makes an ideal first car for environmentally conscious drivers. Compared with most plug-in electric vehicles, the ZOE is surprisingly affordable to buy new, and there are now plenty of used examples to choose from.
What’s more, the ZOE is easy to drive, has performed extremely well in Euro NCAP safety tests, and the range is a lot further than most new drivers will need to travel each day.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “ZOE is already a multi-award winning electric vehicle, and winning this award illustrates, once again, just how versatile ZOE is.
With its game-changing technology, which offers a 186 mile real-world range, combined with its easy driving style, stylish exterior and low cost of motoring, it is a clear choice for many”.
ZOE is the best-selling electric car in Europe and more than 6,000 ZOE have been sold since launching in the UK in 2013. ZOE is one of three models in Renault’s diverse electric vehicle range which also includes the Twizy quadricycle, the Kangoo Van Z.E., Europe’s best selling electric van, and the forthcoming Master Z.E. large panel van.