Suddenly on Zoe. And I don’t want to go down anymore

Suddenly on Zoe.  And I don’t want to go down anymore

I knew nothing about it, but I learned immediately

“FifthSince I was planning to wait another 5-10 years before switching from the previous full hybrid model to a new full electric or plug-in model, I was Absolutely zero information On filling the car.

However, being an information lover, I did it I learned quickly To move in the new world of columns.

I use it For a year as the only car, without a backup combustion vehicle for long trips. I was lucky enough to have good advisors, so from the early days I was limited to 22kW AC recharging for about an hour, which equates to about 20.5kWh and 40% on the Zoe. This way I always kept the charge between 20% and 80% One recharge every 4-5 days.

on condition I can’t prepare myself to recharge at homeI used General poles with a capacity of 22 kW Air conditioning, reserves 50kW DC for trips over 300km, with some exceptions and testing.

Luckily Valle d’Aosta is a utopia And it’s full of charging stations, so I didn’t have any major issues refueling.

Only twice a year have I ever had more than an hour of cargo area occupancy after fueling was complete. The damage was limited to a few euros, so nothing serious, especially if calculated over the entire year.

On the rare occasions I got home with less than 10% power, usually during highway trips, I always recharged instantly and had almost no problems Never held a 100% charge For more than a few hours.

I think I can say that I have Take good care of my battery… the whole thing Without stress Even demonized by haters.

After a year at Zoe I can draw conclusions

“DrAfter a year of use I can start Come up with some money.

Battery status: I checked with the application Power check control Three times in the second semester (from February to August) and so far it does not move from 97%. If I were to sell it now, the buyer would have a car with an almost new battery Despite covering nearly 30 thousand kilometers. I’ll try to check back at the end of the year.

Consumption and independenceZoe is known for its low consumption and can be obtained without effort Better consumption than those declared by the company (about 13 kW/100 km). in Urban driving Much greater efficiency and independence It extends over 400 km.

On the highway Consumption rises and It is better not to “press” too muchExcept for limited trips. Going 130km/h just means having to recharge early, so for better averages on longer trips, it’s better to move About 100-110 km/h. seeing is believing. For motorway journeys close to the declared WLTP range (eg 400-500km) you can drive faster, but for longer distances (eg 1000km, for example) it starts to decrease Loss of time prevails due to the increase in the number of stops.

In the cold monthsI, with my driving style, the harsh climate of these parts leads to increased consumption byRequest 25%. It becomes autonomous About 280 km On the highway and 340 km in urban trips Newspapers.

Those who live on the plains could certainly get better results, also taking into account the fact that my consumption and costs include about a third of the highway trips.

Energy control application certification states 17.3 kW/100 km on average From the battery history, it is very close to the calculations of the Fuelio app that I have been using since February (16.47, but without the December and January cold). I will examine whether and how winter consumption can be improved, but not much can be done regarding highway consumption.

Shipping times and costs: I thought better but…

“Tevil Shipping: They are basically the ones advertised, but there is a curiosity worth noting. Shipping from DC poles with temperatures below zero are slower, so it equals more or less 22 kW of alternating current. Zoe’s OBC seems to protect the battery when it’s very cold.

In this case, doubling the normal charging speed from 22 kW AC to 50 kW DC is no longer possible. While traveling at 100-110 km/h as per my habit, the reduction in travel time was very noticeable.

They suggested that I try to travel at 120-130 km/h Increased battery temperature Before DC charging. Next winter, if road conditions permit, I will try this idea.

It seems that to get fast charges, you have to travel at higher speeds long enough to raise the battery temperature. is that OK with you?

Kilometer costs: Until the beginning of spring I could refuel for about 14 cents/kWh using Doverco consumption rate short message (€2.79 for one hour of charging) along with a 22kWh OBC, but any day now Duferco has Raise the rate At about 31 cents/kWh (€6.29 for one hour), which is still convenient, as long as you have a free charging station and can use the 22 kilowatts without charging other cars.

In my year Spend about 1,000 euros for 27,000 kmThat is an average of 3.7 euros/100 km, but the average for the last six months has been around 4.5 euros/100 km due to the increase in consumption due to the cold at the end of winter. Given the eventual increase in tariffs, I expect a slightly lower average for the second year of the same amount of €4.5 per 100km as in the second semester..

Proceed in small steps: wall box, then photovoltaics

“streetSo these days evaluation Purchase a wall box and connect it Of new meters in the garage, which maybe It won’t cut my expenses much current, but it opens the way to the possibility of this Add some solar panels later. The incentives are very attractive, with 80% from the country and the remaining 50% from the region. Since it is calculated based on the taxable base, it approximately corresponds to one 74% net incentives Almost, so I expect a limited investment.

In the future I will consider photovoltaics, however This average result is sufficient for nowWaiting for the price lists to be reduced after the 110% incentive rage.

Maintenance costs: Only one service within 20,000 km 89 eurosWhich I did not include in the costs per km.

Tire costs: Winter tires €460, summer tires still original. These costs are also not considered among the costs per kilometer (energy only).

Stamp costs: 8 years free in Valle d’Aosta (until 2030), then 100 kW with 75% discount, subject to future changes, currently less than 70 euros.

Malfunctions and malfunctions: Nothing of note. There is a rare and irregular problem with the rear camera, perhaps a poorly connected wire that sometimes prevents the rear camera from starting.

Pros and cons of Zoe: the issue of space

“sroyal: Many, especially costs, but given the size of the car it is worth highlighting Unexpectedly large box Which fits 4 carry-on sized trolleys, even if you have to play Tetris with a fair amount of experience. It is better to have soft bags.

Zoe features? Sudden torso. Defects? Back seat passengers were sacrificed.

flaws: He has many, but the only really big flaw is lo Small space for passengers In the back seats. I advise against traveling with 5 people on trips longer than 100 km.

I’ll stop here, I’ve written a lot. In summary I am very satisfied I feel inclined to advise users like myself to take this step, even without the luxury of a backup internal combustion engine. I find that we tend to give Excessive focus on few long trips This year, I’m also talking about myself.

I’ve noticed several times that Stages that can enrich the journey And don’t punish him.

Planning to worry? forgotten

“s.AskedAnxiety about planning the trip It’s been a long time now. Now I just start with a full battery and evaluate Charging stages during the tripOr I find an interesting place to spend some relaxing time.

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