Renault Zoë ZE – Click above for high-res image gallery
Renault's VP of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, has told Car magazine in the UK that when the Zoë ZE electric city car arrives in two years it will be priced under £13,000 (about $18,500) after tax incentives. That's about half of the UK price that was announced recently for the Nissan Leaf, although the Leaf is a considerably larger car.
Another big difference from the Leaf is that the Zoë's price apparently does not include the battery. The energy storage system will have to be leased separately for about $125-130 per month. Over a three year lease that's at least another $4,500. According to Norman, even accounting for the electricity generating mix in the UK that includes a significant amount of coal, the Zoë's CO2 emissions are only about 30 grams per kilometer.