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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:27   #1
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Default Renault ZOE electric car spotted in Bangalore

During my way home on Old Airpot Road, Bangalore, I spotted "Renault ZOE".
I notice that this is a test car, but this car is not mentioned anywhere on Renault India websites. Nice to see, Electric Cars gearing up.

Due to bad traffic, I could take only one picture.

Strangely I did not find any thread on Renault ZOE this forum as well. May be Renault is still doing road tests with this vehicle.
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Nope, it is not an official Renault test car. (yellow numberplate behind indicates cab service)

The Zoe seen here is a part of the car fleet of Lithium Urban Technologies, an EV cab service operating in Bangalore. It could be that the cab company is planning to add some units of the Renault Zoe to it's lineup. (Link)

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Nice Car. Thought that Lithium only had E2O's. This is the kind of EV that can work for India, with a 200+ mile range.

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Nope, it is not an official Renault test car. (yellow numberplate behind indicates cab service)
That is definitely not an Indian Cab number plate.

It is a European number, could be French ( can't make ot as the pic is slightly blurred). Might be here on Carnet.

EDIT: It is from Great Britain( after seeing pics in the link provided). Makes sense since it would be right hand drive.

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It is a UK registered car. Good move but hope the RTO dont complicate things by impounding the car on foreign plates being used for commercial purposes
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Yes, like ajmat and cooldude1988765 stated, the car does seem to have GB plates.

Is this a sign of things to come?! Lithium Urban Technologies does seem to be making the move to get an all electric, all class fleet of office cabs. C'mon, LUT, bring us a Tesla, will ya?

BTW, there is another thread with the news of the Verito electric being launched by Mahindra, interesting to say the least.
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I don't think carnet cars can be used as cabs. They are probably saying it's brought in for promotional purposes. The rules clearly state:

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Presently the facility of ATA Carnet for temporary admission of goods will be restricted to goods imported for display or use at approved exhibitions/ fairs and similar events.
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But then, this is India where rules are meant to be broken . Here's a rental Limo running on North American plates:

Source Thread (PICS : Lincoln Stretch Limo in Mumbai)
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November's Autocar has a small mention about Zoe. Renault has been testing this for past six months with the fleet operator to gather test data. I just hope the govt can give sops to electric cars. Its not like they are going to lose a lot of money and lots of people are going to buy them.
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Perhaps this is offtopic, but the interesting part of EVs is that, from an environment and savings point of view, they make sense when they are offered as shared mobility solutions. That is, cab fleets are incentivized to go for EVs. Individual ownership of EVs won't make much of a dent.
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