ZOE Model Year 2018: Powered Up

  • 2018 Renault ZOE debuts all-new, more powerful 110 hp (80kW) electric motor
  • New exterior and interior options
  • Renault ZOE priced from £18,420 OTR (including PiCG, excluding battery rental)
  • Orders open now with first deliveries expected late summer

ZOE: impressive real world range

The latest version of Europe’s best-selling EV now features the new R110 electric motor offering increased power but still with the same 186-mile real-world range – the best real world range of any mainstream electric vehicle.

The new R110 motor is the latest in Renault’s electric motor development and production strategy and is further evidence of its expertise as Europe’s number one electric vehicle manufacturer.

The R110 has been created specifically by Renault – an evolution of the R90, developed in just two years – and packs a combination of electrical machine- and power-related innovations that have yielded an extra 12kW with no increase in either weight or volume.

ZOE can charge from zero to 80 per cent full in 65 minutes thanks to its patented Chameleon Charger™ that allows it to make the most of the widest range of power supplies and keep charging times to a minimum.

Renault’s Range OptimiZEr technology ensures ZOE is highly efficient with its heat pump, a bi-modal braking system and Michelin ENERGY E-V tyres, which all ensure that the ZOE will make the most of its battery capacity and deliver reassuring and consistently impressive distances.

ZOE: smarter and more connected

The latest ZOE benefits from the availability of Android Auto, new optional ‘Aconite’ dark metallic purple paint and optional Purple Interior Pack. The technological advancements continue with the addition of the Android Auto-enabled R-Link Evolution infotainment system.

This allows drivers to display driving-compatible Android applications stored on their smartphone (including Waze, Deezer, Spotify, TuneIn, Skype, Messenger, Audible and many others available from Google Play Store) on the ZOE’s multimedia screen.

Adding extra refinement to the ZOE’s spacious cabin, the new optional Purple Interior Pack** includes a violet satin finish for the dashboard trim strip and air vent, gear lever base, loudspeaker surrounds and seat top-stitching, with black and violet fabric upholstery.

*For compatible devices, please refer to https://www.renault.co.uk/services/multimedia/bluetooth-compatibility.html Compatibility: An Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop), an iPhone no earlier than iPhone 5 & iOS7.1. Connecting a smartphone to access Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ should only be done when the vehicle is safely parked. Drivers should only use the system when it is safe to do so and in compliance with the requirements of The Highway Code. Drivers should be aware of the potential of hands-free technology to distract a driver’s attention from the road, preventing them from having full control of the vehicle or words to the equivalent.

**Only available on Dynamique Nav trim

ZOE: more power and performance

With 16hp more, the R110 motor offers the instant availability of peak torque of 225Nm, ensuring ZOE is as nimble as ever in urban areas.

ZOE: simpler to run and own

The new MY18 ZOE range has been simplified with a choice of two trim levels, Dynamique Nav and Signature Nav, both of which come with the new R110 electric motor and the Z.E 40 battery that provides a 186-mile real world range*. For customers more likely to use public rapid chargers while travelling longer distances, the Q90 option is still available with both trim levels. This charges the ZOE from 0-80 per cent full in just over an hour when using a 43kW charge point. The MY18 ZOE Q90 with Z.E.40 battery provides an estimated real-world range of 174 miles.

*Homologated range according to NEDC test cycle, for comparison purposes, 250 miles, and may not reflect real life driving results. Range will vary on various factors including driving conditions, driving style, temperature and topography but is likely to be between 124 miles in winter conditions and 186 miles in temperate conditions with the Z.E. 40battery (available on Dynamique Nav and above).

ZOE: better value

Pricing starts from £18,420 MRRP (including PiCG, excluding battery rental). ZOE continues to be available to purchase in two ways. First, under a battery hire scheme, where ZOE pricing starts at £18,420 MRRP after the Government Plug-in Car Grant* **, with battery leasing from £59 per month. It is easy to purchase a used ZOE with a battery lease – the new owner simply chooses which leasing option suits their needs the best and starts monthly payments based on their lease plan. You can also buy the ZOE outright.

ZOE i ‘full purchase’ models start from £24,020 MRRP after the Government Plug-in Car Grant* **, giving the buyer full ownership of the battery with no monthly battery lease payments.

Owners of the ZOE can reap financial as well as environmental rewards. The ZOE is eligible for the full Government Plug-in Car Grant* ** of £4,500.

Owners also benefit from zero Vehicle Excise Duty* and can enter the London Congestion Charge Zone for free. For company car drivers, purchasing a ZOE means there’s no Benefit-in-Kind costs.

* Renault UK Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all Company Car Drivers consult their own accountant with regards to their particular tax position.

** Subject to avaliability


  • Best Electric Car up to £20,000 – WhatCar? Awards 2018
  • Best Ultra Low Emission Car – Fleet World Honours 2018
  • Electric Car of the Year – Company Car Today Awards 2018
  • Best SME Green Company Car – Business Car Manager Awards 2018
  • Best Used Electric Car – Diesel Car & Eco Car Magazine 2018
  • Best Small Company Car – Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2018
  • Best Eco Car – Parkers New Car Awards 2018
  • Game Changer – Autocar Awards 2017
  • In 2017, ZOE was Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle for the third year running.

Tax Benefits of the Renault ZOE

There are significant tax benefits for businesses running the new Renault ZOE. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has set them our here: