Davauer wrote: »
Renault came second from bottom in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing above only 31st-placed Land Rover
zg3409 wrote: »
Most models are Max 22kW AC charging which is quite slow for long distance motorway charging. Other cars charge at 50kW.
On latest model CCS is an optional extra at time of ordering which would get you 50kW charging Some older rarer models gave a 'Q' motor and can charge at 43kW AC but discontinued now.
In general Zoe charges fast at the most common public charge points. (22kW vs 7kW most cars can take) but it often trips or won't charge, as in its very particular and some charge points other cars use OK, Zoe permanently refuses to charge on.
So charging rate is a big consideration if going for a Zoe, particularly if you want to go long distances and charge and wait mid trip. With a large 50kWh battery it could easily take 2 or 3 hours to fill right up again, as in 22kW per hour into a 50kWh battery is 2.2 hours with losses and slow diwn at end.
If buying new and intending public charging I would pay extra for CCS option, it will add value on resale too. Used cars is cheaper but Max 22kW AC charger would put me off unless you had a second car for longer trips.
A home charger is essential. Really you need to know daily commute round trip, typical odd long distance trip at what chargers they pass, and what options they have to use a different car for long trips.
cruisey1987 wrote: »
I was looking at a Zoe for the missus recently and there's a couple of things which I like a a few things that would give me pause
Great AC charging (22kW)
Fast charging is an extra, only on mid trims and higher
Only 50kW DC charging, takes around 45 mins to get a good fast charge
My opinion is that the Zoe ZE50 is a great second car that's good for occasional long journeys. The DC charging speed is pretty slow for the battery size. I would say if it's between this and the Peugeot E-208, the 208 wins due to having 100kW charging for around the same price
kanuseeme wrote: »
A girly car like the mini?
peposhi wrote: »
She is an amazing woman who’s close enough to getting retired, so I’d say it is a bit late for a Mini