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    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    This is a quick introduction to using the ZOE. It is intended to give just the basic information required for a test drive, use of a ZOE from a hire/r
    [See the full post at: ZOE Primer: First Drive]

    #29562

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    I’m underway writing my book on the ZOE – this is the very first section. Any comments or corrections appreciated.

    #29563

    ZoeTree
    Participant

    Could you add at the end:

    “If at a public charging point with a fixed cable, ensure the cable is returned correctly”

    We’re all fed up of finding them full of rain 😉

    #29564

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Good point: I have another version further inside the book, with more details, and I’ve added your suggestion there.

    #29565

    Buzzar
    Participant

    And what you can do when your Zoe reports “Battery Charge Impossible” when attempting to use said charging point 😉

    #29576

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Yes, already planned – charging will get its own chapter!

    #29591

    Fred_Bristol
    Participant

    And how about “Check Electrical System” and the dreaded spanner.
    One cause seems to be the electrical supply from the charger is interrupted before the car is turned off.
    Another happens when the car is being driven:
    Having done some timely measurements I have it seems as though the tolerances of the 12 Volt battery charging circuit and the 12 Volt battery monitoring might clash, i.e the 12 volt battery output drops below the acceptable lower voltage for the monitor before the traction battery powered charger cuts in.
    It’s only a suspicion, so if anybody knows better please enlighten me…

    Fred

    #29597

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    I’ll try to mention that too, but it’s going to be hard to cover everything.

    #29600

    andyfras
    Participant

    Release the charging port door (it carries the Renault badge on the nose) using the button on the key fob

    or dashboard.

    #29602

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    or dashboard.

    Yes, I had that in there originally but the ‘primer’ was getting too long for ‘first day with the ZOE’ so that was one of the bits that got edited out. It’s in the longer version, and there’ll be a section explaining what/where all the controls are around the driver.

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