Renault Zoe 2014, Gill – EV Owner Review

Renault Zoe 2014, Gill - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Gill B

 

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

 

What year was your EV registered?
2014

 

How long have you owned your EV?
4 – 5 years

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
10,000 – 20,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 2nd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
85

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Size, other EVs at the time were too big. I thought an EV would be fun – it is. Perfect for my needs as I only use it for driving locally.

 

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

  • Easy to drive
  • Perfect for my needs
  • It’s fun.

 

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

  • The sneaky sharp corners on the rear doors. That is all.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No, not this Zoe. My first Zoe developed a software issue that was tough to fix so Renault exchanged it for my second Zoe, which has been perfect.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
Pre-conditioning from the key fob (I don’t do Apps) – it is magic!

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It will beat most cars off the line at traffic lights.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Not yet interested in another. A pity the new Zoe failed the crash test and doesn’t pre-condition from the key fob, otherwise it would have been a new Zoe.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Rolec – cheap and cheerful. It does all I need and has been reliable.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
E.ON – normal tariff.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Don’t need to use them.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Don’t use them.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
At the moment LV but was with Aviva.

 

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.
£0.

 

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