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Although not quite as prestigious on the electric racing scale as the upcoming Formula-e series, the relatively new "Zero Emission, No Noise" (ZENN) series does give manufacturers a venue in which to put their electrics up against competing teams. Held in the rainy hills in and around Monte-Carlo last month, the race saw Renault’s ZOE dominate in not one, but all categories, essentially sweeping the series.

http://www.gizmag.com/renault-zoe-zero-emissions-no-noise/31500/

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I was there last month, and didn't see a single EV.

The place is crying out for them, like a giant car park, just one filled with exotica. TBH I did half expect to see a Tesla, but nope, just Ferrari after Ferrari :D
 

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Not sure where you were looking. Monaco has a Voiture Libre scheme on Pug iONs. There are umpteen Twizys and I think I saw a Bluecar too.

I was surprised not to see any Model S outside the Casino or a Tesla showroom in town.

I guess in a country where a modest studio sets you back around a million Euro the cost savings are tough to justify
 

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I did have a dash cam running, and reviewing the video, I did see a couple of twizzys!

I guess locals would avoid silly tourist season traffic though. Men in suits on mopeds suggest that's the most effective mode of transport.
 

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Apologies if this is a re-post as its not really 'new' news! - the rally was in March this year, but I couldn't find another post about it, so here we are!

Renault's now slightly old press release:

Renault ZOE takes the top four places in the 6th ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally

Following a sparkling victory last year, Renault ZOE has put in yet another remarkable performance at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four ZOE models taking the top four spots.

In its second appearance in the prestigious international competition, Renault ZOE outdid the field in the following categories:

• 1st in the overall standings of the ZENN Rally
• And 4 ZOE in the top 4 places in the overall standings
• 1st in the consumption standings
• And 5 ZOE in the top 5 places in the consumption standings
• 1st in the regularity standings
• And 4 ZOE in the top 4 places in the regularity standings

With eight racing zones punctuated with five regularity tests in this year's ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally (ZENN standing for "zero emissions, zero noise"), the competitors drove a total of 210 km over seven and a half hours.

Renault entered four teams, including a press car and a blogger car. A team of individuals took part in the rally on an individual initiative alongside the competing brands.

At the conclusion of the two-day race, these five ZOE finished in first, second, third, fourth and seventh place. The "individual" team finished fourth. Renault would like to applaud this non-professional team and is delighted to see that the electric hatchback brought it every chance of competing strongly in an event as demanding as the ZENN Rally.

Congratulations are also in order for our teams of professional drivers, who notched up a one-two finish and won all the race events (consumption, regularity and combined). Renault would like to present its special congratulations to our blogger teams and journalist, who finished in third and seventh place respectively in their debut ZENN Rally.
 
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