Renault Zoe ZE50 2020, N Redshaw – Living with an EV: Road trip report

This trip was for a holiday in the Cotswolds with the Tesla Model 3. Approx. 120 miles each way plus a few hundred miles over the week.

Road trip introduction

We have gone to various places in Scotland with our Renault Zoe ZE50 CCS and we are up here for a week. My wife has family in Scotland so it’s a nice change of scene.

 

Planning & preparation

Ordered cps card and use Zap Map and also trying a better route planner pro with TRONITY live data and it’s a good experience so far. 650 miles done so far in 4 days in and we also did 1,050 miles in 4 days last year which was mostly good apart from 2 failed chargers. We had to call cps and had to wait ages on hold but at least there are enough chargers in Scotland to go somewhere else.

 

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Charging

Around Glasgow it usually takes 20-30 mins a day. Cost is free apart from an annual cost of £20 for a RFID card which is well worth it as apps don’t work well and can’t be relied on.

 

This trip was for a holiday in the Cotswolds with the Tesla Model 3. Approx. 120 miles each way plus a few hundred miles over the week.

 

The EV itself

The Renault Zoe, as usual, performed very well for a family of 4. It’s big enough and fast enough, all we need for a sensible price.

 

Road trip conclusion

Yes, so far successful. This is our second Scotland road trip and we’ve just booked another for later on in the year! It’s a pleasure to drive the Renault Zoe, 13,417 miles so far in 13 months and that’s with lockdowns so a lot more if not.

 

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