THE COST of going electric is coming down and Renault aims to make it easier than ever for drivers to upgrade from a combustion-engined vehicle to the all-electric Renault Zoe.
Coinciding with the launch of an upgraded 2018 version of the battery-powered runabout, the French company has announced a range of limited-time finance offers which will be available across the entire Zoe range until July.
Priced from Â£18,420 after taking into account the Government's Â£4,500 Plug in Car Grant (PiCG), the latest entry level Dynamique Nav version is available on a PCP plan for Â£199 per month - excluding battery lease, which costs from Â£59 a month - with an initial deposit of Â£3,499.
The 2018 Zoe range has been simplified with a choice of two trim levels, Dynamique Nav and Signature Nav, both of which come with a new more powerful electric motor which provides improved top-end performance while retaining a real world range of 186-miles.
The entry-level Dynamique Nav model comes with a comprehensive standard specification, including hands-free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, Android Auto-enabled 7-inch R-Link infotainment system with voice-controlled TomTom sat nav, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
The Signature Nav version - priced from Â£20,670 with leased battery - adds features such as premium leather upholstery, BOSE audio system, heated front seats, electrically folding door mirrors and a rear parking camera.
The top of the range model is now also available with a new optional Purple Interior Pack - designed to match a new dark metallic purple paint option - which includes a violet satin finish for the dashboard trim strip and air vent, gear lever base, loudspeaker surrounds, top stitching along with black and violet fabric upholstery.
All versions of the latest Zoe can be bought outright with battery included at prices from £24,020 to £27,020 after taking into account the Government Plug-in Grant.