Now that the VW triplets are out of the way, the Renault Twingo ZE has no competition in its segment, at least not until the Dacia Spring arrives a few months later.
Currently in Italy all new cars are eligible for a 4.000 euros subsidy from the government when scrapping a petrol or diesel car that’s at least 10 years old. Electric cars get an extra 6.000 euros subsidy, making a total of 10.000 euros.
Renault Twingo ZE (prices before government subsidies)
- Zen: 22.450 euros
- Intens: 23.650 euros
- Vibes: 24.350 euros
Renault Twingo ZE (prices after government subsidies)
- Zen: 12.450 euros
- Intens: 13.650 euros
- Vibes: 14.350 euros
Now let’s see how the Renault Twingo ZE compares with its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) counterpart that is eligible for a 4.000 euros subsidy from the government when scrapping a petrol or diesel car that’s at least 10 years old.
Renault Twingo (prices before government subsidies)
- Duel: 11.550 euros
- Duel2: 13.050 euros
- Intens: 14.300 euros
- Signature: 14.900 euros
Renault Twingo (prices after government subsidies)
- Duel: 7.550 euros
- Duel2: 9.050 euros
- Intens: 10.300 euros
- Signature: 10.900 euros
Even after government subsidies the electric version of the Intens trim level is still 3.350 euros more expensive than its gas counterpart.
Anyway, I’m curious to see if this electric car will sell better than the FIAT 500e, since they look very similar and both have the cute factor.
The FIAT 500e has better range and allows DC fast charging, but the Renault Twingo ZE is considerably cheaper and is more practical with two extra doors…