Unlike many EV’s, the battery is not stored in the boot, but under the floor, meaning that no practical luggage capacity is lost. This also means that the boot space is actually not bad (despite quite a big boot lip). 338 litres to be precise: bigger than both the Corsa-e and the MINI Electric. In a slightly Nissan Juke-feeling move, the ZOE gets quirky hidden door handles. But I can’t help but feel that you have to open them in an odd way. It felt a bit counter intuitive.
Whilst there’s more room in the back than you’d think, it’s all relative. And we must remember that this is a small car. A couple of adults would be fine for a journey that wasn’t too strenuous. Most excitingly the car features no fewer than 3 Isofix points, with the front passenger seat allowing for those slightly tricky to install twisting child seats if you deactivate the airbag.
In terms of the cabin, the quality is good, and the upholstery looks great. Chrome perforated control surrounds add a high-end feel to the interior, and make up for the slightly plasticy material on the doors.
There’s 2 cupholders up front and small door bins mean that this really would be the only place to store water bottles. However, there is a neat little shelf over the glove compartment. The seats are also incredibly comfortable and offer a really good amount of support for the driver.