The Zoe is one of our favourite electric cars – with its improved range, is range anxiety now a thing of the past?
18 April 2018 – saying goodbye to the Renault Zoe
So then, what’s the answer to our future mobility? Sorry, that’s a tough one, but I bet we all ponder it while driving through petrol and diesel fumes on our commutes.
Sure, it’s very unlikely that we’ll have completely left combustion engines behind in our lifetime – possibly even during that of our children – but it’ll have to end one day. And then what? If you were expecting a groundbreaking solution to all our transport troubles, then I’m afraid this article waving goodbye to our Zoe isn’t it. However, running this car for the past 12 months has confirmed a few of things.
The first of those things is that, even if electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t the ultimate answer, they are nonetheless fantastic. If you still haven’t had the chance to drive one, you should try to, because their combination of instant torque and silent operation make them superb urban transport. Add to that the Zoe’s modest dimensions, good agility and decent visibility, and you have what I believe is the best commuting tool of What Car?’s long-term fleet.
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