Charging From a Domestic Socket Soon Available on ZOE

Renault ZOE with a domestic charging cable is pictured at the IAA international automobile show on September 11, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany (Image: Getty Images)
Renault ZOE with a domestic charging cable is pictured at the IAA international automobile show on September 11, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany (Image: Getty Images)

A complementary charger demonstrated by Renault on its Frankfurt Motor Show stand will make it possible to plug ZOE into a conventional domestic socket, thus gaining an extra charge when drivers are a long way from their main charging points.

The Wall Box nevertheless remains the main home charging solution since it is designed for faster, more ergonomic charging.: In the UK, for example, a free 7kW (32 amp) domestic Wall Box is supplied and installed at residential addresses for every new ZOE purchased, courtesy of a government charging grant covering 75% of the cost, to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles. The remainder is covered by Renault.

Scheduled for early 2014 (depending on the country) as an option or accessory, the complementary charger will be compatible with all ZOE vehicles currently on the road.

Source: Renault Press Kit Frankfurt Motor Show

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  • #7847

    Anonymous

    @daymolton Do you know how much that cable is? And how can you confirm it works with the Zoe?

    I live in the UK. I wonder if you can pop a Euro 2-pin to UK 3-pin adapter on the end? 😉

    #7849

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Now on show at Geneva:

    InsideEVs

    ZOE Home Charge Cable

    #7858

    daymolton
    Participant

    @craigp, I’m sure you can buy an adaptor from CEE 16A, to UK 3 pin.
    I can confirm it works because I have tried it on my own Zoe, and I both had it charge on 10 Amp’s and on 16.
    Here in denmark I can buy it for £580. I don’t know why all these cables are so expensive.. They seem to be a very simple construction.

    #7859

    daymolton
    Participant

    Here is a picture i took while charging my Zoe.

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    #7861

    Anonymous

    @daymolton Thanks for the info! Yeah, why are they so expensive?!

    Thanks very much for the reply, and thanks for helping us all be a little bit less scared about using these cables!

    #7863

    daymolton
    Participant

    I’m also a little bit scared of damaging my new car.. But i know that several other people have tried the cable before me. I also cannot find any information in all my contracts about warranty isues, if you charge the car with chargers that are not Z.E. Certified. So i guess you can use whatever cable you like?? Or am i wrong here?

    #9051

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    It seems like the official Renault cable may need a software update in the ZOE:

    Automobile-Propre.com

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