Just a few days before the Renault Twingo ZE is officially available to order in France, its prices were revealed in a French forum. While we still have to wait a few more days to get the official confirmation, the leaked information seems legit.
Renault Twingo ZE in France
- R80 Life: 21.350 euros
- R80 Zen: 24.250 euros
- R80 Intens: 25.450 euros
- R80 Vibes: 26.450 euros
To get heated seats in the Renault Twingo ZE you have to buy the most expensive trim level. If you’re wondering how much cheaper than its big brother is the Twingo ZE in France, let’s see it.
Renault ZOE in France
- Life: 32.000 euros
- Zen: 34.000 euros
- Intens: 36.000 euros
So you can save more than 10.000 euros if you buy the smaller electric car. By the way, all these prices are before any discounts or governments subsidies and include the battery. Renault no longer leases the batteries of its electric cars.
Due to generous government subsidies in France the price of the Renault Twingo ZE R80 is artificially inflated and this small electric car will be cheaper outside its domestic market.
Nonetheless, now Germany suffers from the same problem of government subsidies to buy electric cars being counterproductive.
To be eligible for government subsidies in Germany Renault isn’t allowed to make the Twingo ZE more expensive there than it is in other countries, so the automaker decided to only sell the most expensive version… This is how automakers outsmart BAFA (Federal Office of Economics and Export Control) responsible to determine which electric cars are eligible for government subsidies in Germany.
Renault Twingo ZE in Germany
- R80 Vibes: 24.165 euros
Fortunately in countries with milder government subsidies the prices are a bit more acceptable…
Renault Twingo ZE in The Netherlands
- R80 Life: 20.590 euros
- R80 Zen: 22.090 euros
- R80 Intens: 23.490 euros
- R80 Vibes: 24.790 euros
Renault Twingo ZE in Austria
- R80 Life: 20.490 euros
- R80 Zen: 21.990 euros
- R80 Intens: 23.290 euros
- R80 Vibes: 24.490 euros
Anyway, there are better alternatives to the Renault Twingo ZE in France.
- SEAT Mii Electric: 21.920 euros
- SEAT Mii Electric Plus: 23.070 euros
- Volkswagen e-up: 23.740 euros
Currently the SKODA CITIGOᵉ Iv isn’t even available to order in France…
However, the VW electric triplets have an extremely long waiting time that in some countries is almost one year. It’s almost like Volkswagen doesn’t want to sell them…
While Renault Twingo ZE can’t offer better specs, maybe it’ll offer faster deliveries. Currently the Renault ZOE is the electric car with the lowest average waiting time (often below 3 months) in Europe, we’ll see if the little Twingo ZE gets the same attention from Renault.
Renault also offers regular discounts on its electric cars, if VW doesn’t increase the production of its electric triplets the unimpressive Renault Twingo ZE might outsell them.
Does it matter that the VW electric triplets have better specs if you can’t even get them?