From Thursday June 8 to Friday June 9, 2023, Renault Zoe caught fire in the small Auric village of Appi.
For three years, the small village of Appy in Ariège, located between Tarascon-sur-Ariège and Luzenac at 930 meters above sea level, has been experimenting with electric propulsion. In fact, 11 Renault Zoés were given to the residents of Aby by the Diamond brand to make the “village 100% electric vehicles”.
In this Haute-Ariège village, where opinions are divided about its use in a rural environment, one of his Renault Zoé users saw his electric adventure come to an abrupt halt. On the night of Thursday June 8 to Friday June 9, 2023, the car was charging at the only terminal at the entrance of the village when the vehicle of the French brand caught fire around one o’clock in the morning.
Around 1:30 p.m., a pump-ton van from the Vèbre rescue center intervened at the scene. They extinguished the fire and prevented the fire from spreading. However, the four firefighters could not save Renault Joe as the vehicle was already completely burnt when they arrived at the scene.
If the origin of the fire is unknown, the car of the diamond brand is not the only one that caught fire. An electric vehicle charging station installed by Renault at the start of testing was also heavily affected by the fire in the French city car.