The popular weekly magazine and must-read magazine for any car nut, Auto Express, has just announced the results of their 2015 Driver Power survey. Coming in at the top of the electric vehicle segment is the Renault ZOE supermini, which has been highly commended by owners, finishing first amongst EVs and fifth overall out of 200 vehicles.
Finishing five places above its nearest all-electric competitor, with a score of 92.87%, ZOE was also rated the best vehicle in this year’s survey for low running costs as well as second overall for ease of driving. ZOE, in its debut survey year, was ranked second, out of 43 vehicles, in the competitive supermini category.
ZOE also scored well for in-car technology and performance with owners rating the car ninth and fifteenth respectively out of the 200 entrants.
Commenting on the ZOE’s performance in the survey, Ben Fletcher, Renault UK Electric Vehicle Product Manager, said:
“The Renault ZOE offers the recognized benefits of all-electric vehicles in an ultra-stylish and highly-affordable package. It’s no wonder that owners are so delighted with their cars.”
Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-chief said:
“Breaking into the Driver Power top five is a significant achievement for the Renault ZOE. Owners of electric cars clearly love their vehicles – and the ZOE, in particular, has a winning formula of low running costs and decent performance, plus it’s very easy to drive, too.”
The 2015 Auto Express Driver Power survey had its largest response ever with 61,113 car owners completing the comprehensive survey about their vehicle ownership experience.
Renault ZOE has won numerous awards since going on sale in 2013 including being named What Car? Magazine’s ‘Best Electric Car for under £20,000’ for the last two consecutive years.
From May 2015, Renault will introduce the recently improved ZOE, which boasts a greater range and improved performance thanks to a new electric motor, offering 149 miles (NEDC) to a single charge.
AutoVolt tested a ZOE on a mini road trip from Oxford to Cambridge, which you can read about in the current issue of AutoVolt, available here.
Source; Renault & Auto Express