Zoe Delivered Without Occasional Charging Cable

Zoe Occasional Charging Cable (Image: Renault)
Zoe Occasional Charging Cable (Image: Renault)

There have been discussions on the French Zoe forum about the occasional use charging cable that is available for the Zoe, similar to that for the Fluence and Kangoo. This type of cable is not the one that is used to connect to a dedicated wallbox EVSE. Instead it is for charging away from home by plugging directly into a domestic socket, for example when visiting relatives (and is therefore sometimes known as a ‘granny cable’).

In particular there have been complaints at the suggestion that it might not come free automatically with the car. A recent article now indicates that it won’t even be available as an option when the Zoe is first delivered, but it may become available at an unspecified later date. The reason given is that it has not passed long term testing.

Meanwhile another French site has given the revised date for the first Zoe deliveries as June.

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    Trevor Larkum

    Another report, so it looks like it’s happening:


    I was keen to have one before I got my ZOE, but now I’m not so sure. I charge at home in 3-4 hours and on the M1 in 30 minutes – there’s not much attraction to me to charging anywhere for 12+ hours.



    I’ve just requested a charging point to be installed free at the in-law’s house. We get a £20 M&S voucher for the introduction too 🙂

    This seems a much better deal than an expensive ‘granny cable’.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by  andyfras.


    We tried to get a ‘free’ (ha, free if you refute Inept Gas’ attempts to con you out of money) charger at my parents’ place, but the mobile signal wasn’t good enough, so they said they couldn’t install it. For situations like this, a granny cable is the only option.



    Well, given a non-free 16Amp charger that doesn’t need to comply with the data collection requirements of the EV grant is about 1/3 the price, you can prob. buy one and have it fitted for £400 which is about the same price as the granny cable and even at 16Amp it will charge in about half the time of the granny cable.



    I have had to buy this as an option with the car at £495

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