That’s him, the new kid on the block; the Renault ZOE; welcome in the Green Diamonds family!
After some internal wrestling with myself, I decided now to buy a new e-vehicle.
The Renault ZOE represented for me a compromise between acquisition costs, range (with the 41 kWh battery) and reduction.
By reduction I mean the vehicle size, the weight, the maximum possible speed and the consumption. But on the other side a range of approx 300 km without charging.
I am aware that the demand for resources – especially for the batteries – of lithium, cobalt, nickel etc. has also a major environmental impact. However, there is the possibility and a need of recycling in a closed circuits.
Renault operates in their French plant Flins an own recycling center. According to Umicor, this means that 95% of the raw materials can be recovered. Watch this Video about the Renaults circular economy.
The use of renewable energies together with this indispensable circular economy is a decisive advantage over fossil fuels.
Here you can find an overview of current electric cars available in Germany at the ADAC site:
There is a detailed information about CO² emissions of different cars.
More details about the ZOE from the ADAC.
and some good
Renaults Recycling Concept.
Below a comparison between the Hilux and the ZOE and the Mercedes GLC witch I was driving until 2017. Of course somehow a bit unfair to compare this total different concepts. But it helped in my decision to not use the Hilux in my daily life in a mix of urban and country living.
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