Category Archives: Renault Zoe Blog

Comment and opinion on the Renault Zoe electric car and related subjects

Reducing Our Energy Carbon Footprint

I am currently doing an educational course in climate change and as part of that I have conducted a project to calculate my family’s carbon footprint. Here I would like to pass on some of what I have learned about our energy carbon footprint, that part of our footprint resulting from domestic energy consumption and […]

UK Electric Car Sales

As a UK electric car early adopter I am naturally interested in how well EVs are doing in the market. There doesn’t seem to be a definitive source of information on the subject, but I have found a pretty good source of statistics at the website of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT.co.uk). […]

The Pain of Public Charging 8

Last week I went to London with friends to see an evening concert by the prog-rock ‘supergroup’ Transatlantic. The others were up for an adventure so I proposed going in the ZOE – though nearly regretted it due to problems with planning charging for the return journey. I spent a lot of time planning routes […]

The Pain of Public Charging 7

After our recent good experience of public charging on the way to Surrey (see The Joy of Public Charging) I had almost forgotten our previous troubles. I expected to be able to repeat the journey with the minimum of inconvenience or worry – but it was not to be. I had been lulled into a […]

Living with the Renault ZOE EV #3

Learning the foibles of our Public Charging Infrastructure In this video I am comparing charging at a “Rapid” 43kW AC / 50kW DC charger and at a “Fast” 22kW AC charger. For the details of the 43kW charging see my previous post ‘ZOE Charging Curve (APT Rapid)‘. The long and short of it is that […]

ZOE Charging Curve (Ecotricity 43kW)

Despite the regular problems I have had with public charging points (see The Pain of Public Charging 5 and previous episodes) I have had little trouble with my home charging point. The exception is that occasionally it doesn’t charge overnight when using the ZOE’s built-in R-Link timer app. The majority of these occasions have been […]