Renault Zoe R240 is back
The charging unit problems are behind and sales are up again.
Now that Renault fixed the charging unit problems, 1.001 Zoe were sold in France in September, a big increase considering only 332 were sold in August.
In this month of October we will have many R240 arriving the UK, Norway and Germany. It will be a good month of sales, considering the limitations that Renault imposes to itself.
The Zoe R240 is one of my favourite electric cars, it’s a shame that Renault doesn’t seem interested in selling it. By making the battery lease mandatory in most European countries, it destroys one of the electric car greatest benefits, low running costs. It also makes the process of owning a car more complex and time consuming since Renault makes you insure the battery apart from the car. You’ll be paying two insurances, one for the car and another for the battery.
Now that GM revealed how much the cost per kWh is for the LG Chem cells, Renault should allow the option to get the battery for 4.900 € more and avoid all the costs and complications of the battery lease. And I’m still waiting for Twingo ZE, with its rear wheel drive it will be an awesome car to drive.