Renault Zoe ZE50 2020, Malcolm – EV Owner Review

Renault Zoe ZE50 2020, Malcolm - EV Owner Review

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What is the make and model of your EV?
Renault Zoe ZE50


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years


What is the mileage on your EV?
30,000 – 40,000 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?


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Why did you choose this car?
I wanted a small hatchback with a range of over 200 miles and a Renault Zoe was the best option.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • 22kW charging on AC is really useful
  • Very efficient
  • Relaxing to drive.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • I would like the max charging speed to be greater than 50kW
  • DAB radio isn’t as good as some other cars
  • Touchscreen whilst OK isn’t as responsive as some other cars.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Tech features are competent without really standing out.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
I find the ability to charge at 22kW AC far more useful than I expected. Often a rapid charger is in use or broken but there is an AC option that would be very slow for most EVs but with a Zoe you can still get a decent charge rate.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Definitely another EV but no idea which and it won’t be for several years yet.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme – I bought it because it can work with Octopus Agile. Although due to the current energy prices I am not actually on this tariff. However, it works fine for scheduled or immediate charging.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – four hours overnight at just 5p/kWh, so excellent for EV owners.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Pod Point because it’s free at Tesco. Instavolt and Osprey because they nearly always work.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Pod Point
  • Osprey
  • Instavolt.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
LV – they provide good policies for EV drivers.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.


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