Author: Jeroen Meijer

Android Auto – also on the oldest of ZOEs

It turns out even the oldest R-Link consoles have Android Auto support, though disabled. It takes some work to enable it but it is very doable. Need to drop a few huge thank-yous for people involved and I really hope

The charge plug locking mechanism #4

For a few days charging has been a bit problematic, and finally it quit altogether yesterday. The problem was now definitely the plug locking mechanism as it kept on clicking while the plug was surely locked. I removed the mechanism

UCM module fuses

This is a guest post by SpeakEV user modrich. I managed to locate and replace the blown 10amp fuse that feeds the reverse light, camera and parking sensors. The reason for this post is that the fuse isn’t located in

Getting ZOE battery status into Node-RED

For those of you deep into home automation, using documentation compiled by Terrence Eden, me and Harm Otten wrote some Node-RED code to retrieve battery status from the same API that the the Renault Z.E. app uses. I’ll post it

The start button (while driving)

Somebody in the UK forum asked what would happen if you’d press the Start button while driving. Time for an experiment. Pressing once: only thing happens is Cruise Control tripping off ; Long press: nothing happens; Five short presses: “ignition

Another method to connect the dongle in a neat way

Picture tells more than words. Made from two sheets of back-to-back glued foam rubber, see this post. Thank you goingelectric.de user “TomTomZoe”!  

Easy removal tip for the shelf hiding the SAE1961 connector for the dongle

goingelectric.de user “Urban” had this brilliant solution for the sticky shelf. We’ve published a more permanent solution here  but nonetheless I immediately applied some duct tape 😉

New release coming up

We have an exciting new release coming up in a few days. Next to the inevitable bug fixes, we have a few new features we think you will love. In the technical section, there is now a separate screen for

More battery change pictures

This time made by car mechanic of one of Bochane Almere, a ZE dealer here, through forum user “hachy”. Thanks for letting us use them!       Edit: and lots more, with video, here.  

The charge plug locking mechanism #3

See this post for the sometimes problematic cable locking mechanism. Today my 2013 Q210 ZOE was at the dealer for it’s 4 year maintenance. I arrived there a tad low on battery so I asked them if they could please

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