Here are the prices taken from Renault Spain website with 21 % VAT included.
- Entry (old battery): 22.125 €
- Life 40: 24.625 €
- Intens 40: 26.425 €
- Bose 40: 29.225 €
With battery included:
- Entry (old battery): 29.625 €
- Life 40: 32.125 €
- Intens 40: 33.925 €
- Bose 40: 36.725 €
The battery costing 7.500 € means that if we consider 45,61 kWh as the total battery capacity, we get approximately 164 € per kWh. This is not bad considering that it’s a complete battery pack, not only the cells.
What doesn’t make sense it’s that a Zoe Life 40 without the battery still costs 24.625 €, while the Clio Life with an internal combustion engine, also in Spain starts at 11.436 €. This is even more outrageous when both cars are made in the same Renault’s production line in Flins, France. I do expect the regular discount of 5.000 € – that usually Renault and Nissan offer to their electric cars – become available with the arrival of the Opel Ampera-e in March-April, 2017.
The first deliveries of the Renault Zoe with the new ZE 40 battery should happen in December, mostly in France, for the rest of Europe, January 2017 is the expected month.
What do you think about these prices? Are they a real reflection of costs? Or are they kept high to prioritize the sales of the Clio model as I think?