Battery included in every Renault electric car

Renault Twizy, Zoe and Kangoo ZE

 

After the Zoe, it’s time for the Twizy and the Kangoo ZE avoid the battery lease.

 

At the moment, by checking the Renault online configurators we have the battery included option in Portugal, Spain and Italy but other countries will soon follow.

 

Below we have the prices (VAT is not included) in Portugal and as you already know the Flex versions are the ones with the battery lease.

 

  • Twizy Life Flex: 6.252,03 €
  • Twizy Life: 9.910,57 €
  • Twizy Intens Flex: 6.902,44 €
  • Twizy Intens: 10.560,98 €
  • Twizy Bag Flex: 7.081,30 €
  • Twizy Bag: 10.739,84 €

 

  • Kangoo Z.E. Flex: 20.300,81 €
  • Kangoo Z.E.: 25.800,81 €
  • Kangoo Maxi Z.E. 2L Flex: 21.500,81 €
  • Kangoo Maxi Z.E. 2L: 27.000,81 €
  • Kangoo Maxi Z.E. 5L Flex: 22.300,81 €
  • Kangoo Maxi Z.E. 5L: 27.800,81 €

 

While in the Twizy the difference between buying or leasing the tiny 6,1 kWh battery is 3.658,54 €, in the Kangoo ZE is 5.500 € – much more reasonable considering the 24 kWh battery.

 

The Renault Twizy is a great vehicle for car sharing services in warm places, specially islands in Portugal, Spain and Italy. The option to avoid the battery leasing should help the sales. Yet I think that this model needs a new generation with proper doors and heated seats to make a real success in colder countries. Something like the Nissan Land Glider Concept.

 

Nissan Land Glider Concept profile

 

Regarding Renault Kangoo ZE, the sales should also increase with this change in Renault’s strategy, but the big boost will come in the next months with a battery capacity increase and faster internal charger.

 

It’s good to see Renault finally improve its electric mobility strategy and I wonder how long will Volkswagen take to react. In my opinion now that the opening of the LG Chem battery cell plant in Poland next year is approaching, Renault will start to boost production and sales of the Alliance electric cars. Volkswagen and BMW that usually talk a lot about how great their electric cars will be, might be caught off guard.

 

What do you think? Is Renault finally waking up now that LG Chem is about to have a battery cell plant in Poland?

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That’s why I’m a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.

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4 Responses

  1. Stefan Ko says:

    Also in AUSTRIA, there is now TWIZY COMPLETE or KANGOO ZE COMPLETE – battery included in the price 🙂

    I like it that you can choose now wether to take the EVs with or without the battery.
    But after having a Q210 ZOE in 2014-2015 and now switching from my Leaf (with purchased battery) i will again take a rental solution with my new ZOE Q90 ZE 40 since i drive 30.000 km per year and therefore the ZE UNLIMITED (ZE RELAX in Austria) for monthly 119 EUR is a better option for me 🙂

  2. Jonas Jovial says:

    HI, Pedro!

    Sorry to use this topic, but it will be more visible. Any news on the new Leaf 40kWh? When is te Vegas Show happening?

    Regards.

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