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Monday, 02 August 2021
THE Renault Zoe has been crowned overall Green Apple Champion for 2016 after also being judged the winner in the Green Organisation’s pure electric and hybrid cars category for the second time, writes Nigel Wigmore.
The Zoe was voted into first place as judges from the Midland Group of Motoring Writers 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.
Renault estimates that the Zoe, which was recently unveiled with an uprated battery to provide up to 250 miles of NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) range — the longest of any mainstream electric car — has a real-world range of between 186 miles in temperate conditions and 124 miles in conditions of extreme cold. One motoring writer said: “The Zoe shows Renault’s commitment to the future of electric power in an affordable package that looks good, drives well and does its bit to make the planet a little bit greener.”
Paul Flanagan, Renault group managing director, said: “The Renault Zoe is stylish, affordable and practical and is perfect for those who are looking to downsize their carbon footprint. We’re delighted that the Green Organisation and Midland Group of Motoring Writers have recognised the Zoe for its environmental credentials.” The Zoe is a part of Renault’s ZE range — made up of the Twizy and Kangoo Van ZE.
The ZOE range is priced from £13,995 (after PiCG plus battery lease) in a choice of three trim levels, including a new top-of-the-range Signature Nav trim and can be purchased either outright or by leasing the battery.
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