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Zoe VIP Evening Part 2

Reversing Camera - at far right above number plate (Image: T. Larkum)
Reversing Camera – at far right above number plate (Image: T. Larkum)

Here are some more photographs from the VIP Evening. Some of them show details that I haven’t seen elsewhere.

Rear Parking Sensors - just visible in bumper (Image: T. Larkum)
Rear Parking Sensors – just visible in bumper (Image: T. Larkum)

Another attendee, Anthony, has given me some more details of the part I missed (thanks, Anthony). First there was registration, on an iPad, followed by drinks. The new Clio was there, covered up. The launch started with a welcome from the dealer, who then introduced two guys from Renault (Fusion). They uncovered the Clio and then took everyone around it, introducing all its new features. Anthony missed the next bit but doesn’t believe there was a similar reveal for the Zoe. He did learn, however, that test drives are being offered at the dealer (in Milton Keynes) from around 19th January 2013.

R-Link Multimedia System, Steering Wheel with Cruise Control Speed Buttons (Image: T. Larkum)
R-Link Multimedia System, Steering Wheel with Cruise Control Speed Buttons (Image: T. Larkum)
Controls to the Right Side of the Driver - Pedestrian Sound, Lights, Charge Door (Image: T. Larkum)
Controls to the Right Side of the Driver – Pedestrian Sound, Lights, Charge Door (Image: T. Larkum)
Centre Console with Cruise Control, Eco Button, Drive Selector and SD/USB slot (Image: T. Larkum)
Centre Console with Cruise Control, Eco Button, Drive Selector and SD/USB slot (Image: T. Larkum)
Charge and Range Indicator (Image: T. Larkum)
Charge and Range Indicator (Image: T. Larkum)
Driver's Door with Controls for Wing Mirrors, Windows and Child Lock (Image: T. Larkum)
Driver’s Door with Controls for Wing Mirrors, Windows and Child Lock? (Image: T. Larkum)
Driver's Right Hand Stalks: Volume/Telephone, Wipers (Image: T. Larkum)
Driver’s Right Hand Stalks: Volume/Telephone, Wipers (Image: T. Larkum)
Rear Door Handle - Closed (Image: T. Larkum)
Rear Door Handle – Closed (Image: T. Larkum)
Rear Door Handle - Open (Image: T. Larkum)
Rear Door Handle – Open (Image: T. Larkum)
Charge Cable with Type 2 'Mennekes' Connector (Image: T. Larkum)
Charge Cable with Type 2 ‘Mennekes’ Connector (Image: T. Larkum)

Zoe VIP Evening Part 1

Zoe at VIP Event

I recently attended a VIP Evening at my local Renault dealer (Marshall in Bletchley) which was an opportunity to see the Zoe and the new Clio. Unfortunately, due to a conflicting family commitment, I was unable to catch the main presentation. However I did get an opportunity to sit in, look around and photograph the Zoe.

Here’s a selection of general shots – I’ll follow up with some more detailed photographs in my next post.

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Zoe at VIP Event

Renault ZE UK Newsletter: Zoe Wows Paris, Free Charge Point

RENAULT ZOE WOWS PARIS MOTOR SHOW

Renault Zoe Wows Paris Motor Show
Launched at the Paris Motor Show, the new 100%-electric Renault ZOE is ready to hit the UK streets in 2013. This sleek, stylish supermini is noiseless, easy to charge and, when you put your foot down, it accelerates like a charm. As well as being superbly stylish and a dream to drive, the Renault ZOE has everything you need to travel in comfort, from advanced climate-control to a voice-activated satnav. So just relax and learn to love driving again, with the new Renault ZOE.

> Discover Renault ZOE

FREE CHARGE POINT AT YOUR HOME
Free Charge Point At Your Home
Great news! British Gas, Renault’s preferred supplier of home-charging solutions, has partnered with the POLAR UK charging network to provide a free Chargemaster Homecharge-i in the home of anyone living in London, the East of England, the Midlands and Milton Keynes. And that’s not all, as well as a charge point at your home, you also get access to 1,500 public charging points around the country! Contact our Customer Relations team on 08000 723372 for full details.

> Find out more 

Climate Change Catch-Up

(Image: New Yorker)
(Image: New Yorker)

A number of climate change articles have caught my eye recently so here’s a quick selection of those I found most interesting:

Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century

2012 a climate wake-up call

It May Be Too Late to Stop Global Warming

Too late for two degrees?

Burning Picassos for heat

5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy (Part II)

Climate-change denial getting harder to defend

Business warned to prepare for catastrophic impacts

Graph of the Day: Natural Catastrophes Worldwide, 1980-2010

(Image: CleanTechnica.com)
(Image: CleanTechnica.com)

And finally, a different take courtesy of The Onion:

Report: Global Warming Issue From 2 Or 3 Years Ago May Still Be Problem

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