An oil spill in transit has been a batch of Zoes on hold, with Renault Australia assessing the damage.
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A shipment of Renault Zoe electric vehicles has been damaged by an oil spill, creating a potential stock problem for Renault Australia.

Renault had around 120 cars on the affected ship, some 75 of which were Zoes destined for both private and fleet buyers.

Affected cars were quarantined when they arrived in July, and Renault says it's working with a team of experts to examine the damage.

"All affected vehicles will undergo a full inspection, and it is our commitment that no single vehicle will be released to our dealer network unless we are 100 per cent satisfied there is no impact on the exterior, interior or future reliability of the vehicle," said Anouk Poelmann, Renault Australia managing director.

Just two Zoe electric vehicles have found a home in 2019, a decline of 25 on the same point in 2018.

Priced from $47,490 before on-road costs in base trim, the Zoe is more expensive than the entry-level Hyundai Ioniq.