Soon after I bought our Type 2 ‘granny’ cable I did some testing to see how long it would take to charge the ZOE (when set to 10 Amps, about 2.3kW). Previously I’ve done some detailed monitoring of charge curves, specifically for 7kW home charging and 43kW rapid charging. Given that I knew this method … Continue reading ZOE Charging Curve (2.3kW ‘Granny’ Cable)
The Renault ZOE is unusual amongst electric cars in that it doesn’t come with a 13 Amp home charge lead as standard, a so-called ‘granny cable’. There are two likely reasons for this: firstly, the ZOE’s on-board Chameleon charger is less efficient at lower powers, which is the reason Renault insists on only funding higher … Continue reading ZOE Home Charge ‘Granny’ Cable
Joyeux Noël (actually Joyeux Zoël!) and Happy Christmas to everyone.
I see more electric cars on the road every day now, they are no longer the novelty they used to be. In my area I see many Nissan Leafs and a few ZOEs. And, of course, it seems like the Mitsubish Outlander PHEV is everywhere! I saw my first Tesla Model S in my hometown … Continue reading EV Spotting
A few months back I beat my previous record of driving our ZOE 300 miles in a day by taking it from Northampton to Falmouth and back in a weekend. The occasion was a friend’s 50th birthday party (which I confess took place just a month after mine). … On the whole the journey went … Continue reading 320 Miles in a Day, 620 in a Weekend
Part 1 Rotterdam – Hardenberg The following morning we arrived at the Beneluxhaven in Rotterdam around 9am. After going through customs we started on the 225 km (140 miles) drive to my parents in Hardenberg. The weather was fine. Just a few showers lingering but no problems were expected. Holland has one of the best … Continue reading Ireland to The Netherlands and back – Part 2
Renault ZOE Offers We are pleased to announce our latest deals: These have to be the best deals currently available on any ‘supermini’ – and with free fuel! We are able to offer a brand new Renault ZOE at very low rates allowing you to save on motoring expenses while driving away in an affordable … Continue reading New Renault ZOE from £155 per month fuel included
[Part 1 is here] Day 2 After breaking up the tent we went to Chieveley to top up as we where planning to go off of the electric highway for some sightseeing and the extra juice could come in handy. When we arrived there we found the charger we had used the day before opened … Continue reading From the Ardennes to Wales and Back – Part 2
[A guest post by kapiteinrob] You’re going to do what??!? Our family and friends asked us: “Are you going to buy a fully electric car!?!? How on earth will that work on holiday? Surely you can’t drive one of those to the South of France?” Well, we decided we wanted to support the electric revolution … Continue reading ‘Borne’ to be wild: taking the Zoe from NL to the South of France!
Just like in 2014 we made a trip to the UK again in our Renault ZOE. In the previous year we basically went from home to the south of Wales and back. This year we decided it had been too long since we had visited the Lake District. A quick look at the Ecotricity map … Continue reading From the Ardennes to Wales and Back