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This nippy runaround practical features and green writes Dr Tony Rimmer.

GPs are a new world of primary care that is going to change how we There are changes happening in the of motoring too, reflecting a focus on raising efficiency and CO2 emissions.

Petrol and diesel are doing more miles to the but there is also the emergence of a new source that is more than any reciprocating engine ever be: the electric motor.

We had electric vehicles for decades, but it is now that manufacturers have cars that can function any normal passenger vehicle and can be produced.

Hybrids such as the Toyota have been around for a few but electric-only cars are a new development. on the scene was the Nissan Leaf, a hatchback. However, the Leaf when there was little for recharging electric cars and a pricey option, at about

Fast facts: Renault Zoe


First impressions are The Zoe has neat external styling and not look out of place in the general mix of The interior is familiar, with of features borrowed from the

There is plenty of room for or five adults with and five doors allow access.

You sit high in your seat as the are under the floor and the benefit of is great all-round visibility. So just like any other Then you press the start and the differences become apparent.

is no engine noise and the dashboard you your current range distance the car can be driven before it be recharged).

Range depends on a of factors, such as type of use of lights and air-conditioning, and external It can be unnerving to see the range fall 10 when you have only two.

Range anxiety

This off the phenomenon known as ‘range Not treatable by CBT or SSRIs, range reflects the knowledge that you can recharge at home or a public point. There aren’t many of the latter, particularly in areas, but they are being on a weekly basis, so national is improving.

Renault quotes a of 62-93 miles, which I is pretty accurate. If you have a average commute and use of about miles, charge it overnight at and the Zoe would work for you.

Renault Zoe Electric Cars

A full charge on the special unit (included with in the price) costs about High-power chargers, available at motorway service areas, can to 80% maximum in just 30 minutes.

you are not going to use the Zoe for long journeys and may restrict its role to that of a car.

Driving the Zoe is fun. The maximum torque delivery the gearless electric motor is suited to urban and city and becomes addictive, especially as it all in total silence. The ride is and handling adequate.

The brakes a bit of getting used to as the regenerative although clever, causes oversensitivity at the pedal.


Rivals to the Zoe are appearing and fast. There is the Nissan BMW has just released the i3 and VW is launching its version of the up. the e-up! — the i3 £30,680, the e-up! is £19,250.

the costs, electric cars are much part of our motoring I really enjoyed my time the Zoe. As a nippy urban with lots of practical and almost zero emission credentials (the CO2 produced to the electricity gives it the equivalent of CO2 output), this Renault is a contender for the ideal transport for the GP.

Dr Rimmer is a GP in Guildford, Surrey

Renault Zoe Electric Cars
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