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EV Market Up For 2019 As ZOE Leads Renault’s Electric Charge


The Irish EV market is up 270% compared to 2018, and more customers have already bought a Renault ZOE in 2019 than in the whole of 2018. The stylish Renault ZOE’s popularity among Irish motorists is due to several factors, not just its good looks! Despite a generous 317km range from its 41kWh battery, ZOE costs thousands less than its nearest rival, starting at €25,590.

Just like its more expensive competitors, ZOE’s battery is included in the car’s purchase price which means, with 0% finance over five years, customers can minimise the monthly cost of the car and take immediate advantage of ZOE’s huge savings on fuel and maintenance. A typical Irish driver, doing 20,000km a year, could make annual savings of over €1,200 on fuel alone, compared to an equivalent petrol car.

ZOE’s technology is unique in the market, and is arguably the best EV for Ireland’s public charging infrastructure. Why can we say this? Because there are over 1,000 public AC charging points around Ireland and ZOE’s chameleon charger means it’s the only electric car which can use these for 22kW rapid charging. That gives an 85km range boost in just half an hour and is three times faster than most rivals, eliminating the need to queue for the far less common fast chargers.

For EV customers who appreciate comfort and practicality, ZOE offers plenty of space (and is bigger inside and out than Renault’s own hugely popular Clio!) This, combined with generous equipment levels, incredible silence and rapid responses, makes ZOE an entertaining and comfortable family car.

Renault has also announced a limited edition zero-emissions ZOE Z.E. 40 R110 S-Edition, which is available to order now from €28,990. In striking Aconite purple, it comes equipped with all of the features in the top-selling Dynamique Nav version plus Rear Parking Camera, Sporty Half Leather Seats and BOSE Audio System. Customers can now avail of 0% APR HP on all new ZOE models for 192, available until 31st July.

Patrick Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Ireland:
“Renault confirmed its position as Europe’s number one EV brand in 2018. There are many factors which contribute to the popularity of the electric ZOE, especially among Irish customers – it’s not only the most affordable long-range electric car on the market, but provides style, practicality and state-of-the-art technology to boot. The best way to find out how well a ZOE fits into your life is to take a 24-hour test drive – on offer from all of Renault’s 26 Irish dealers.”