Category: Car

A friend of mine received his ZE50 last week. Only a few days later we had a successful “CANbus sniffer session”. As I indicated in another post it seems the E-bus of the car, which in the past was wired …

ZE50: A different beast Read More »

I had my hands on a ZE50, but unfortunately no CLIP tool was available to “tap”. Things have definitely changed. The SAE1962 (“OBD2”) connector has moved to the A pillar just in front of the handle to open the bonnet; …

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Thanks to SpeakEV user B9er we can present you even more pictures of a gutted Q model BCB and Filter. Contrary to my earlier thoughts, the neutral current sensor is in the black box. BTW, this part failed and he …

Still more BCB and Filter pictures Read More »

The Tire IDs (and pressures) are conveniently labeled Front Left, Front Right, etcetera, but the car has no separate receivers for the individual wheels. It just sees four values coming in and checks it. Enough for the warning light, but …

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I’ve been busy recoding the interface between my home automation and ZE services as Renault changed their entire apps and API to “MY Renault”. That worked out with the kind help provided by James. All back on track again in …

When does ZOE “phone home”? Read More »

Dutch Q210 driver “OlafH” just had his August 2014 ZOE pass 200.000 kilometers (about 125.000 miles). SOH 91%. Who would have thought.

Two very interesting videos about the inner workings. Even disassembly of a PEB. Many thanks Dutch forum user “Riesbak”

The Range screen has been fixed and needs some explanation. In essence it compares the available range calculated by the car to three different ranges: The first number is a range based on the current energy content of the battery …

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Quite a while ago I did a strictly theoretical calculation on ZOE’s acceleration. You can find the post here. The end result was 8.9 seconds. I think in reality it is somewhere between 11 and 13; I should really do …

Torque, acceleration, powerrrrr revisited Read More »

In the next release, which we will try to push out really soon, the Tyres screen has been augmented with a section where you can read the IDs of your TPMS valves and write them back. So, if you have …

TPMS IDs can now be read and written Read More »