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  • #26056

    Noggy
    Participant

    Having owned our Zoe for a year now we have been very pleased with it.

    There are however 3 main limitations:
    1/ Does not like charging when temperature is low
    2/ Cant take it through a car wash
    3/ Cant drive through flooded water, which even this winter in the southeast we have had problems!

    We recently had the software upgrade done on its recent first service and the heater now works much better.

    #26071

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Are there particular reasons why you can’t take it through a car wash or flooded water? I’ve had mine cleaned in a ‘human’ car wash with jetwashes, and taken it through flooded water up to about half hub height, without problems.

    I suspect ZOE will in fact go through deeper water than a conventional car, but of course I don’t intened to be the first person to try!

    #26075

    harters
    Participant

    Yes, alloam puts the car wash worry to bed in one of his videos where he films the whole process of going through a standard car wash, something he does regularly I believe.

    #26077

    inactive
    Participant

    not sure why you can’t drive it though a car wash. have done this now about every week at the local BP service station and the sardine tin on wheels still drives. i didn’t even bother to remove the antenna… BUT just make sure you switch OFF the auto windscreen wipers!!!

    #26086

    harters
    Participant

    The clip below is of a Leaf doing a deep water test and that seemed to handle it really well.

    #26096

    Noggy
    Participant

    Thanks for all your replies. I must say that Leaf looks reasuring. However it does say in the Manual not to drive through flood water and not to take into a car wash. I guess if the batteries flooded and or a fault occured the Renault would not cover it under warranty. No one has commented about the the poor charging in cold conditions. I recon if the temperature dropped to -20 it wouldnt charge at all!

    #26097

    Mo
    Participant

    No one has commented about the the poor charging in cold conditions. I recon if the temperature dropped to -20 it wouldnt charge at all!

    Unless you have done a good few miles preferably at higher speed to warm battery pack charging will be a good bit slower at colder temps.

    #26098

    daymolton
    Participant

    There are many Zoe drivers in Norway, and they are charging ok in -20. The carwash is also new to me. I have had my Zoe in the carwash many times.. I have not seen anything in the manual about the carwash. could you point us to a specicific page?

    #26102

    daymolton
    Participant

    this is what I could find about Washing the car.

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    #26104

    Zoe Al
    Participant

    The handbook also expressly states that you should not travel through flood water deeper than the depth of the tyre.

    That means a car on 16″ wheels can go through deeper water than one on 17″ wheels!!!!

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