Colonel Panic wrote:Perhaps some Renault Zoe users could answer a couple of quick questions ...
If I bought a Zoe (cash) but leased the battery (@ x,000 miles a year), what would happen if I sold the car in, say, Year 3? The salesman said that the new owner would have to sign up for a new battery lease (at a miles per year of his choosing, up or down), and I can then just cancel my lease. That almost sounds too good to be true, so wonder if it is.
I bought mine outright. However from what I hear - yes. You contact Renault to cancel, the buyer contacts Renault to setup a new arrangement. I hear that cancelling is quick, setting up a new arrangement is slow, which suits the buyer!
If they don't setup an arrangement, Renault can remotely stop the car charging. I don't know what that looks like (I have not heard of anyone who its happened to) but Renault should be able to push messages to the onboard screen, so I would expect the warnings to be pretty obvious.
I noticed a weird "bell" type noise when at very low speeds - like some Tibetan monk was high on ganja. Have to say that I found it both odd and unpleasant. Do other owners find this irritating, or does one learn to ignore it?
Below a certain speed, Zoe outputs a sound from a speaker to warn pedestrians ("Zoe Voice"). There are three options to choose from by holding down a dedicated button. I can't remember which one I've ended up with, but it just felt "right". I suspect it is number three on this list:https://soundcloud.com/renaultze
It is possible to turn it off for a journey, but I think it turns on again next start (it does remember which "voice" you chose). The sound now feels natural to me.