Woman named Zoe Renault files lawsuit against Renault for using Zoe name

Renault Zoe

Here is something that will make you wonder “What are the chances of something like this happening?” French automaker Renault SpA, has been threatened with a lawsuit, lest they change the name of their electric car, the Renault Zoe. The person who is threatening the suit? A 23 year old French woman by the name of Zoe Renault.

“I could not bear to hear: ‘Zoe’s broken down’ or ‘We need to get Zoe overhauled’,” she told Le Parisien newspaper. Quite frankly, we find it amusing.

Renault had chosen the name “˜Zoe” because it means “˜life” in Greek. A spokesman from the company said that Zoe was not a “˜definitive choice” for the automaker. Heck, we’d be honored to have a car named after us.

The Renault Zoe is scheduled for market launch in 2012.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: AutoCar