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Renault Zoe Electric Cars

Finally, an electric car you might want to own

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IF THE electric car is going to make it into the then we need a model s as cheap as a normal car, as as a normal car and with a range will take us further our journey than the paper before its battery runs

Some of the biggest players in the fully-electric car sector are doing well with this at and the latest vehicle to emerge its high tech chyrsalis is the ZOE, which is the firm s convincing assault yet on our hesitant to fully-electric vehicles.

Let s start by the elephant in the room. The thorny of range. Admirably, Renault t tend to muck about official figures that have you believing that their car is capable of in a laboratory is you ll get on the highways and by-ways but instead ll tell you what they your car s battery will

In the ZOE, which is a striking-looking with more than a of Clio DNA built in, their world estimate is that the car trot on happily for anything 62 and 93 miles.

This is dependent on such as temperature, the number of switched on inside the car and, the weight of your right

It s all based on a calculation of typical journeys , most of which, surmises, are around 30 miles per day. How this applies to you is to your own interpretation but they to think the ZOE will satisfy peoples daily commute and I ve no to doubt them.

Where it up, of course, is when the week of commutes comes to an end and the driver to bundle his family and bucket and in and head to the seaside. A range of than 100 miles will this type of journey not be achievable on one full charge.

Fear not, says because they ve developed a system that enables to use a growing smattering of charging that are appearing across the

These pillars, which are to crop up at service stations, and other public areas, give the ZOE 80 per cent of charge in half an hour — or as as it takes a normal family to a wee and scoff a McDonalds lunch.

So for the time, I ve been convinced an electric car could be used day. It gets better that, too.

As part of the when you buy a ZOE, Renault send a man from British Gas to fit a system to your home will enable you to easily it in and charge it from your or garage and the car comes with a assistance package as part of its

They ve also devised a way of you never have to worry batteries failing, or even power. With Renault vehicles, you don t own the batteries, you rent

This costs anything 70 per month but, before you in horror, bear in mind not only does this reduce the cost of the car, but it you never have to worry the way you treat your batteries. takes on that concern and ll even let you pass on the agreement to you sell the car to.

The cost of the car is crucial. We ve plenty of electric cars on the and, even after the has given you a dollop of cash to pay for it, they ve always been pricey.

The ZOE, however, starts at once George Osborne s up. And that s a good price for a tech supermini that cost you nothing in tax and fuel.

Renault Zoe Electric Cars

So it s all rather good for the ZOE. has clearly put a lot of thought into could become a market but this could all trip up all clever technology and well-thought out focus.

Thankfully, it s not. Its platform responds well to the different layout of an electric s powertrain and, inside, s a lot of swoopy details and fancy — but nothing is uneasy on the eye or too Trek .

In fact, the information fed to the about what state the is in and how much power I m using is the best I ve seen and, its not a quick car, the linear curve of its electric motor there s plenty of grunt for out of junctions and making progress on the road.

The layout inside doesn t from any of the usual placement of and brain-boxes, so there s room for a and their gubbins. It s easy to with, basically.

Easy to with, easy to drive, to afford and easy to find a for in our range-obsessed motoring society.

hasn t been an electric car on the UK market that I ve not wanted to I m starting to see that they might have a place in the of motoring.

But in other electric I ve never been bothered the keys back.

The Renault ZOE is the only electric car I ve driven that I could see owning.

It s what the electric has always tried to be. And it s not just a new it s the start of a new chapter.

Renault Zoe Electric Cars
Renault Zoe Electric Cars
Renault Zoe Electric Cars
Renault Zoe Electric Cars
Renault Zoe Electric Cars
Renault Zoe Electric Cars
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