On 18 July I finally had a chance to test drive two of the vehicles in Renault’s Z.E. range of EVs, the Fluence Z.E. and the Twizy. Fluence Z.E. I had been in contact with my local Renault dealer, Marshalls in Milton Keynes, about opportunities for test drives since March. Although the Fluence Z.E. was … Continue reading Renault Fluence and Twizy Test Drives
I visited the EcoVelocity Motor Show on 13 May to try out some hybrid and electric cars first hand. This ‘Green Motor Show’ covers all low carbon cars, from economical petrol cars through hybrids to full electric cars: “The low carbon market is developing and improving at a fantastic rate and we are very excited … Continue reading EcoVelocity Show 5-13 May 2012
On 1 May 2012 I took the plunge and registered for a Renault Zoe. I had toyed with the idea for a couple of months – in fact I don’t know why I took so long to decide. The process is simple (in the UK at least) – just follow the link on the Renault … Continue reading My Registration for a Renault Zoe
So far this year I have seen just two electric cars ‘in the wild’ – i.e. driving around as ordinary cars, rather than at shows. Today it was a Reva G-Wiz in Milton Keynes, a few months back it was a Renault Fluence on the Northampton ring road. While it would be easy to be … Continue reading Electric Car Spotting
A week before the official launch of the production version of the Zoe at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012 a rumour surfaced that the 2014 model could have a range of about 350km (220 miles). The first site to report this appears to have been Automobile Propre, based on an interview by BFM … Continue reading Zoe News February 2012 – 220 Mile Range
Like many electric vehicle enthusiasts I am keen on protecting the environment and follow the discussions in the media on climate change – while not being exactly a treehugger. Today I read a very interesting summary of the current climate change situation. It was published by Rolling Stone magazine, which is respected for its political … Continue reading Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
Over the last year I have become very interested in electric cars, and in particular the Renault Zoe, and so I have created this blog to pass on news and opinion covering the Zoe, electric cars, and related issues.