Renault Twingo ZE prices in Portugal

Renault Twingo ZE prices in Portugal
Renault Twingo ZE now available in Portugal

Unlike many other countries, in Portugal the Renault Twingo ZE is only available in two trim levels. Let’s see the official starting prices.

 

Renault Twingo ZE

  • Zen: 22.000 euros (without government incentives)
  • Intens: 23.200 euros (without government incentives)

 

In Portugal, families can request a 3.000 euros subsidy to buy an electric passenger car, but only the first 700 candidates each year are eligible, which means that the subsidy only lasts for a few months. This year, the limit was reached in March…

 

Anyway, while the price of this small electric car with a WLTP range of 190 km seems absurdly high, with or without government subsidies no one pays the list price of a Renault electric car. Usually the discounts given by Renault are very generous.

For example, in Portugal the top-spec Renault ZOE Exclusive ZE R135 is advertised with a price of 36.189,99 euros, but it’s easy to find it at dealers with a price around 25.000 euros

Therefore, I expect that Portuguese customers, even without government subsidies won’t have to pay more than 14.000 euros for this small, but competent electric car.

Moreover, in 2022 the Renault Twingo ZE will get a new generation, probably with more range and faster charging for a lower list price. This is another reason for Renault to give the current generation generous discounts.

 

I see the Renault Twingo ZE as a cheaper alternative to the FIAT 500 BEV, with extra doors to make it more practical in everyday use. Both have the cute factor.

What do you think? Does the Renault Twingo ZE and the FIAT 500 BEV appeal to the same customers?

 

 

 

More info:

https://www.renault.pt/veiculos-eletricos/twingo-electric.html

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.
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Ricardo
Ricardo
1 month ago

True, Renault is known for incredible discounts, especially if you own a business, even a small one. But I still think you’re being too optimistic.

Freddy
Freddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ricardo

I tend to agree that although Renault might make some discounts…it certainly won’t be so big as mentioned… furthermore because as base price is lower, percentually speaking it would be much higher discount…. Was that Zoe new or service car (almost new)? It seems a really big discount… but I am not going to dealers to check offers for now… πŸ™‚

At the time in December 2017, I got a Leaf 2.zero for NET 30.750EUR (without subsidies, without financing and no car to trade) – list price was around 35.000EUR if I recall..

I believe Renault might sell some of these (if they have it for some time at dealers or need the CO2) at 18-19KEUR, but believe they will not discount it further than that.

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  Freddy

One of the dealers is E-DRIVE OPTION (only sells EVs). It has a lot of service units available with few kilometers on the odometer – between 2.000 and 4.000 km.

https://e-driveoption.standvirtual.com/

Freddy
Freddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

OK… Almost new. In Portugal there are strange deals… the Mitsubishi triplets cost 30keur new but you can buy one with 20kms to 1000kms for half money from 2020… Obviously list price is not a real price in 2020.

Ricardo
Ricardo
29 days ago
Reply to  Freddy

Yap, 18000 sounds about right. 21/22 % on price without VAT= 4k discount

apkugnen
apkugnen
1 month ago

I think 22 keur is a good price. If 22 k is the case in Sweden too it will sell really well even though a car this small is a tiny market usually here. It corresponds to 227k sek. With the government subsidies it will sell for 170k sek. Since you can’t get a hold of a VW e-up anymore the next cheapest car is the Zoe which comes in at 270k sek and I really don’t think we get any big discounts at all here in Sweden.

But EVs in Sweden sell in so much larger numbers. Only the model 3 sold at 700 cars last month. My best guess is that the manufacturers give really good discounts on EVs to get the market going since the sales are very low in Portugal

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  apkugnen

Thanks, I thought that Renault’s discounts were high all over Europe. However, it does make sense to have higher discounts where wages are lower.

EV sales in Portugal are not that low…

H1 2020 BEV sales:

  1. Norway (48 %)
  2. Iceland (31 %)
  3. Netherlands (9 %)
  4. France (7 %)
  5. Sweden (7 %)
  6. Portugal (6 %)
  7. Switzerland (5 %)
  8. Liechtenstein (5 %)
  9. UK (4 %)
  10. Germany (4 %)
  11. Belgium (4 %)
  12. Ireland (4 %)
  13. Finland (3 %)
  14. Luxembourg (3 %)

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/29/top-14-european-countries-in-ev-market-share-sales-from-2012-2020-charts/

Stefan
Stefan
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Just as a data point, I had zero discount buying my Zoe 50 in Finland.

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  Stefan

Thanks for sharing Stefan.

Apkungen
Apkungen
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

That’s interesting. Though that’s looking at percentage and only EVs and not phev. If we looked at absolute numbers and included phevs the numbers would be very different to the advantage of Sweden

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  Apkungen

That’s true.

H1 2020 EV (BEV + PHEV) sales:

  1. Norway (69 %)
  2. Iceland (53 %)
  3. Sweden (26 %)
  4. Finland (16 %)
  5. Netherlands (12 %)
  6. Portugal (11 %)

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/07/25/top-5-countries-for-plugin-vehicle-market-share-charts/

Famlin
Famlin
30 days ago

Why charging so much upfront and then giving discounts which only damage brand value. GM is doing the same for Chevy Bolt in USA. As lower priced BEVs come from china, they will be forced to lower the cost eventually and people will just wait for that time.

But with pandemic creating chaos and governments giving subsidies, these things will persist.

Carlos
Carlos
29 days ago

Thanks for the article.
The WLTP range of 190km seems a bit high, isn’t it?

Jonas Jovial
Jonas Jovial
28 days ago

In Portugal, families can request a 3.000 euros subsidy to buy an electric passenger car, but only the first 700 candidates each year are eligible, which means that the subsidy only lasts for a few months. This year, the limit was reached in March…”

Sorry, but this is totally false.

The 700 units is for companies and not particulars. The particulars number is 1000 candidatures.

Also, the limit was not reached in March, but only this month.

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Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
28 days ago
Reply to  Jonas Jovial

Hi Jonas. Can you please provide sources so I can revise the article?

This is what I’ve got.

By the end of March already over 2.183 BEVs were already sold in Portugal.

https://ev-sales.blogspot.com/2020/04/portugal-march-2020.html

In 2020, there were 700 subsidies available for passenger electric cars bought by families and 300 bought by companies. On top of these, there were 300 additional subsidies for electric commercial vehicles.

https://eco.sapo.pt/2020/03/10/apoio-para-carros-eletricos-chegou-ja-pode-pedir-o-cheque/

By July, 563 subsidies were paid. Is this what you mean by saying that the limit wasn’t reached in March?

https://www.deco.proteste.pt/auto/automoveis/noticias/carros-eletricos-apoios-a-compra-e-condicoes/incentivo-do-governo

Leo B
Leo B
28 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Funny. The Dutch situation is quite similar. In july the government announced subsidies for private buyers: €4000 per car, budget €10 million total. In two weeks the entire budget was gone (2500 cars sold with subsidy). People who bought a car, but were too late to collect the subsidy, are automatically transferred to 2021. Total budget: €14,4 million, or 3600 cars. At this time only €1,1 million (277 cars) is left of the 2021 budget, so it will be depleted before the year even starts.

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
28 days ago
Reply to  Leo B

Governments really like to complicate with unnecessary bureaucracy. A reduced VAT for BEVs would be a much simpler and more efficient policy.

Freddy
Freddy
25 days ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

yes, but then if sales skyrocketing, they would have much less income than what they will dispend with this subsidy which is a fixed value…. plain and simple.

Freddy
Freddy
25 days ago
Reply to  Leo B

In Portugal you get the refund/subsidy it in the year which you acquired the vehicle or you simply won’t get it at all…

Rok
Rok
15 days ago

According to OPENEV charts first 10 models of Twingo 10 were sold in Germany in the last month https://open-ev-charts.org/#electric-sales:DE:model:m2020-10:table