Why did you choose this particular model?
It was the only BEV I could justify buying, and even then it was twice the price of the ICE model it is based on. I was hoping to have the choice of the ZOE, the new LEAF and the IONIQ, but the availability of the last two was repeatedly delayed for at least a year, and I could not wait that long.
How long have you owned the vehicle? 4 weeks.
Which other models did you consider at the time of purchase? There were no other reasonably priced BEVs to consider.
Do you own any other vehicles? No
Do you have them for long trips or practical reasons?
No – we need only one car for the vast majority of the time and will hire an ICE vehicle if necessary.
What do you enjoy the most about the car?
Apart from the quiet, and occasionally accelerating with ECO mode turned off, I enjoy driving past petrol stations! Also, watch the battery recharge when slowing down and braking is good.
What niggles you about it? Nothing yet.
Has your style of driving changed since owning an EV? No – I have had to be a smooth driver due to mechanical problems with the car the ZOE replaced (2000 Subaru Liberty 2.5RX wagon which needed the engine mountings replaced among many other problems), so have well-developed anticipation skills. The report on consumption and anticipation provided by the ZOE after each trip is a nice reward.