What first name would you like to appear in the review?
What is the make and model of your EV?
Renault Zoe GT Line (non-rapid version)
What year was your EV registered?
How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years
What is the mileage on your EV?
10,000 – 20,000 miles
How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first
What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
Why did you choose this car?
Wanted a practical car we could park in town and which didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.
- Limited front seat storage
- overly complicated heating controls
- poor sound quality.
Rate your EV out of 5.
Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
People don’t understand there’s a difference between AC and DC charging. Headline-grabbing charge rates of 100kWh or upwards is done on DC chargers. These are few and far between and using them costs! The Zoe charges on AC and you’ll find more (22kWh) AC chargers around. Often, ‘fast-charging’ cars can only charge at 7kWh on AC (the rate you’ll get at on a home charger), so your humble Zoe could out-charge the cars around them.
What car are you interested in next and why?
Possibly a Skoda ENYAQ as I’ll be able to throw my mountain bike in the back of it.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
I have an Ohme unit. It links with my smart meter to enable tied charging. It’s fine but wouldn’t recommend it over, say, a zappi though.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
I used Agile Octopus but have switched to Go. I like the company, easy to deal with.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
ChargePlace Scotland. They’re the only game in town up here.
Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
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