I am looking to make a move to electric motoring and very interested in the onto way to do this. I currently drive a 2010 Vauxhall Astra 5 door 1.4 petrol which has served me well for the past 5 years but I want to change it now. I have been looking at the Renault Zoe which I think would fit my needs reasonably well. I am a single mum with a 14 year old and a 10 year old so although I have children, I don’t need space for pushchairs and all that kind of stuff anymore. Do you think the Zoe would be as good as my Astra is space wise for the kids?
I also don’t have off road parking so would be relying on public charging but there are 4 polar chargers a few miles from my house and also a few ionity chargers which I believe is included with the shell card? There are also a few chargeplace Scotland chargers dotted around too so I think I could manage. Also my Dad has a driveway and lives pretty much across the road from me so if I was stuck I could use the granny charger on his driveway.
The biggest thing stopping me from jumping in is the app rather than a key thing, although I realise that on the whole most people have no problems with the app it worries me that it might crash on me/fail to let me in the car if I am out somewhere with my kids or on my own and end up stuck somewhere. For this reason I have also been looking at Elmo as they do provide a key but they only have the option of BP polar which would limit my charging capability and also the sign up fee and delivery to my address is a lot more expensive with them.
I would be very grateful if I could have some advice or hear about your experiences with onto (or Elmo if anyone did or does subscribe with them).
I should also add my daily commute to work is only 6 miles each way 4 days a week so not massive. Under normal circumstances once life starts to get back to normal, I will have a couple of after school clubs to take the kids to once a week which is 7 miles each way and just the usual bobbing about for shopping etc.
We tend to drive to Morecambe 2 or 3 times a year which is around 80miles away from me down me M6.
Sorry for the ramble and I look forward to hearing from some of you