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Renault Zoe now available to private buyers from $51,990

By Tom Fraser, 10 Jul 2018 Car News

Renault Zoe now available to private buyers from $51,990

Previously restricted to fleet buyers only, the Renault Zoe electric vehicle is now available to all

Renault has quietly announced through their website that the Zoe electric vehicle is now available to environmentally-conscious private buyers priced from $51,990. Previously only available to fleet buyers (most notably Melbourne Water and Ausgrid), the Zoe will be available from a select few Renault dealerships from this week.

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The Zoe will be offered in two specifications, the Zoe Life and the Zoe Intens, pitched at drive away prices of $51,990 and $54,540 respectively.

The Zoe Life will only come in white and features a dark grey cloth interior, climate control air conditioning, a 7.0-inch R-LINK touchscreen with DAB. The upspec Intens will receive rear parking sensors and camera, 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers and leather steering wheel and gear shifter in addition.

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Opting for the Intens will allow you to choose between an additional five metallic colours including Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Lightning Blue, Frost White and Diamond Black.

Both feature up to 300km of real-world range from a 41kWh battery which produces 68kW and 220Nm. The claimed 0-100km/h time is a leisurely 14.5 seconds and top speed is 130km/h, so it won’t get bullied on any of our freeways.

Renault backs its new Z.E. 40 battery with a five year, 100,000 kilometre warranty while the rest of the car has a three-year unlimited kilometre warranty. Renault also provides up to four years of roadside assist.

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The Zoe will plug into a variety of Type 2 chargers and with a three-phase ZE-Ready charging station you’ll get your EV charged from empty in three to four hours.

2018 Renault Zoe pricing

  • Zoe Life - $51,990 drive away
  • Zoe Intens - $54,540 drive away