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by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 15:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3386

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Hi Rob, It behaves exactly like that if you choose to use or not use the "brake" pedal which is really a regen+brake pedal. So you get to play with up to half (approx) of the regen with the throttle pedal and the other half (approx) with the "brake" pedal. But no, there are no paddles or other adjus...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 13:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3386

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

My Zoe is fine to drive very slowly. It has a built-in gentle "creep". The other thing of interest is that they have split the regen between the accelerator and the brake. You take your foot off the accelerator and as long as the vehicle is not fully charged, the regen is similar to a diesel ICE or ...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 13:03
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 6836

Re: Renault EVs

Hi, I found Renault Aus and the dealer responsive and enthusiastic in Sydney. I am glad that there is some presence now in WA and maybe their enthusiasm will increase. It would have been difficult getting one in WA with no local service or support. They sold 8 in Mel/Sydney during the month of June....
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 11:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 6836

Re: Renault EVs

On delivery, Renault Fleet Australia said delivery within a month of ordering. Sydney dealer said approximately 2 weeks from placing order. It arrived at the dealer after only three days. Then the dealer did his work but in two days rather than the quoted three days. Total time from order to driving...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 11:25
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 33
Views: 6836

Re: Renault EVs

I have actually bought a Zoe and we are loving it. We got it for around town driving (Sydney) and it is fantastic. Sure it is the slowest EV to 100, but has more than enough oomph at lower speeds. Beats my Peugeot turbo GT 508 at the lights (and most other non-EV cars too). I was lusting after a Tes...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 11:11
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 5527

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I have just purchased a Zoe Intens in Sydney. I added armrest, blue colour and carpet mats. It cost $55,000 which is rather a lot. From order to delivery was only one week (UK is 6 months!) All stock is being held in Melbourne. I love driving it as does my wife. It goes up our exceedingly steep (33%...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 10:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 10124

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Thank you for the very prompt response. Oh dear, That sounds rather poor. Perhaps time to relinquish my NRMA membership after 47yrs. Canberra has abundant chargers with Type 2. The problem seems to be Sydney to Canberra where there are only low powered chargers (unless driving a Tesla). Looks as if ...
by doggy
Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 10:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 10124

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

I have a Zoe and hope someone who has visited the Sydney NRMA or Newcastle NRMA charger can answer me. I could drive to one but it is more than 100km round trip for me. The Zoe is Type2 AC and has a standard Type 2 cable with Mennekes connectors on each end. Can I plug it into the NRMA Veefil charge...