Hugo drives a Renault Zoe ZE40 2018 electric car.
This is Hugo’s first electric car, he’s owned the Zoe for 1-2 years and drives under 5,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 20,000-30,000 miles and he achieves 150 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Renault Zoe out of 5.
Why did you choose the Renault Zoe?
Seems the right choice for the small car for local journeys (also already had a 2015 hybrid for long holiday journeys).
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- cheap mobility
- perfect for everything.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Trim is a bit ‘rattley’ around the boot area
- Radio/music/navigation is awkward to use, but then they all are, every car ever with a touchscreen instead of switches and knobs.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
What are the standout tech features of your Renault Zoe?
Pure EV transmission.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Renault Zoe.
You need to be careful not to poke your eye out on the top rear of the back doors, they’re very pointy!
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
I hope it’ll be 8-10 years, so who knows?
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Slow charger that came with the car; we don’t need anything faster at home.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
ScottishPower – about to let it lapse from a fixed-price one to the default, so that it is capped. Not particularly recommended, they were cheapest some time in the past and are 100% green.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Don’t really use them. Free charging at National Trust places is great.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Whatever moneysupermarket says is cheapest.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.