As described in my previous post, I now have a deposit taken for my Zoe order. The dealership has been trying to put its orders onto the system today. However they have had an email from Renault saying that the dealer ordering system will open on the 9th. At that point they will have all … Continue reading Latest on UK Orders
At about 6pm last night, while trawling for Zoe news, I came across some reports just released on UK websites stating that orders for the Zoe were open. The terminology, however, was confused with Autocar and Auto Express saying ‘Zoe now available to order’ while Automotive Management Online and Car Enthusiast talk about ‘pre-orders’. I … Continue reading UK Zoe Orders Are Now Open
There’s a fun item by Marsu Pilami on the French Zoe forum about an exhaust simulator that will allow you to upgrade your Zoe so it can appear to belch filthy exhaust fumes like a ‘real car’! It should make even the most dedicated petrolhead happy.
The Zoe has been voted ‘Best Green Car’ of the 2012 Paris Motor Show by listeners of French radio station RTL and readers of the magazine Auto Plus. The new Clio was awarded ‘Best Production Car’; both were chosen from a shortlist of around 10 cars pre-selected by journalists from RTL and Auto Plus. Zoe … Continue reading Zoe Best Green Car at Paris Motor Show
Today Renault announced that it will supply DHL France with a fleet of electric vehicles by 2015. DHL has already confirmed an order of 50 vehicles, comprising both Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE, to be delivered between now and 2015. François Guionnet, director of Renault Parc Entreprises, said: “Renault is particularly proud to take part in … Continue reading DHL Orders Zoe and Ambitious Nissan-Renault EV Target
Orders for the Zoe are going well at the Paris Motor Show. BFMTV announced that there were 10 orders in the first 48 hours. Comments on the Automobile Propre site, however, imply that this figure reached 79 by 3 October (with delivery by 29 January), and 100 by 7 October (with delivery by 25 February).
Yesterday My ELife Now reported on a BFMTV item where the French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg took a test drive in a Zoe: “Probably one of the best commercial for Renault’s new main stream EV, ZOE!” The same site has had good coverage recently of the Zoe, including: Overview – Interior, Intrumentation and Charge Port … Continue reading French Industry Minister Drives Renault Zoe
According to the Green Car Website yesterday Renault has confirmed that the Zoe will participate in this year’s RAC Future Car Challenge. It has sufficient range to comfortably manage the 63 mile route from Brighton to London without recharging. Renault’s Andy Heiron said: “Our main aim is to demonstrate through a combination of the coverage … Continue reading Zoe in RAC Future Car Challenge
There was an interesting article about Renault charging technology on Auto-Addict earlier this month. It gave details on the charging system that I haven’t seen elsewhere, covering both the current system as described by Renault and a new system that has not officially been announced, so far as I know. On the current charging system: … Continue reading Renault Ultrafast Charging
According to Automobile Propre, orders are now open for the Zoe, but discreetly – Renault is not yet advertising the fact. Specifically, Renault will take an order for the Zoe on the Renault stand at the Paris Motor Show, but it is not yet clear whether Renault dealers are able to take orders from customers. … Continue reading Zoe Orders Are Open