Court allows Renault to use ‘Zoe’ as name for new car

Article by Christian A., on November 12, 2010

Renault says that the court had ruled that it can continue to use the name Zoe for its upcoming small electric car. Lawyer David Koubbi filed a case against Renault’s choice of a name on behalf of Zoes and two particular women named Zoe Renault.

However, the judge ruled that the girls named Zoe do not face imminent harm or threats to their dignity or private life. Koubbi told the French newspaper Le Figaro that he would appeal the decision.

In a letter written to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, Koubbi said he received reports of girls named Zoe suffering because of the teasing they’ve been getting. The letter was posted on the Website of ADNP, a French group for the defense of given names.

The compact Zoe electric car is set to go on sale in 2012, part of a direction toward electric vehicles by Renault and Nissan Motor Co., its Japanese alliance partner.

The Z in Zoe stands for Zero and the E stands for Emissions. Renault and Nissan are jointly investing EUR4 billion in electric vehicles. According to L’Officiel des Prenoms, Zoe is the 11th most popular given name in France. [via autonews - sub. required]

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