Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Renault unveiled the ZOE production model at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show. ZOE is an electric car designed for everyday use, and joins others from the brand such as the Twizy, Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo van Z.E. Renault says it’s ready to sell the ZOE here in Mzansi, just as soon as some of the infrastructure issues have been sorted. We assume this means guaranteed Eskom power for instance, and countrywide recharging stations.

ZOE is said to have a real world range of 100km in cold weather and about 150km in normal weather conditions. So of course you cannot drive it between Polokwane and Jozi or Jozi and Durban without stopping for at least an hour per recharge somewhere. But at least it doesn’t run on expensive petrol.

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