[From 5 January] I heard the news from Renault in about the middle of December that there were just 11 of the Renault ZOE ‘Dynamique Nav’ still in ‘st [See the full post at: The End of an Era (Renault ZOE 2015)]
Not sure where to fit this in so, since my Dynamique Zen is now over 3 years old, thought this thread seemed most suitable.
My Zoe had its 3 year service (and first MOT) in December. Now on over 22,000 miles, it passed without any need for anything doing at all. Interestingly, brake pads are only 30/35% worn which is a big contrast with my previous ICE car (a Renault Modus) which would have needed replacement pads by now. (Sheffield hills make for a lot of braking). I can only assume that the regenerative braking through the motor is the reason why disc pad wear is so slight.
In another thread I share my exploration of my wish to replace the present traction battery of 22kW with the new 40kW one. The quote is for over 3K which seems a tad high(!)
I Continue to enjoy driving the car and feel strangely slumming it whenever I need to drive our other – petrol – car. Strangers who ask me about the Zoe are still surprised that it’s not a hybrid. ‘Oh. I didn’t know you could buy a straight electric car’ was one comment from a retired engineer, of all people.
Have seen the newspaper ads for the new Zoe, but am still amazed at how little if any we see of TV and other media commercials for it. ‘Light’ and ‘bushel’ spring to mind.
Similar here. First MOT yesterday and plenty of rubber left on the tyres plus little brake wear.
Interestingly I got a letter with a code which may give me the chance to “move up” to the new Zoe a year earlier than planned (1 year left of the PCP). Going to go in to discuss it at the weekend. I don’t need the additional range for most of my journeys but it does give me the opportunity to make longer trips (such as the in laws) without the worry about planning a charge stop.
I was thinking about waiting to see if the Tesla III would be available but I suspect this will cost a little too much and there certainly won’t be any manufacturer incentives there.
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News and comment on the Renault ZOE electric car – quiet, lively, and non-polluting for £300 per month including fuel.