Jun 27, 2018 - 05:14 pm

Renault enables termination of battery lease

Renault electric vehicle owners holding a lease for the battery of their Zoe or even Twizy may now end their contract and buy (or resell) the power pack instead. The move follows the option to buy batteries of Renault EVs that had been open for new owners and now applies retroactively.

For years buyers of Renault electric vehicles had to rent the batteries before the French carmaker had begun offering an option to buy the battery in the first place this March (we reported). This option did not apply to existing contracts until now though.

Those holding a battery rental contract may now opt out from the monthly fee by buying the battery with the price being determined by the dealer on a case by case base.

The option will be particularly useful for those seeking to resell their Renault electric car. Until now, owners of say a four-year old Zoe had to find a new buyer willing to take over their battery lease and they may now sell the car and battery for one final price.

The new rule applies in Germany and other countries according to our sources. It includes all Renault electric vehicles such as the Zoe or Kangoo Z.E. and even the Twizy.

electrive.net (original source in German)

3 Kommentare zu “Renault enables termination of battery lease

  1. Robert Jamison

    In view of the fact that Renault still refuse to let me purchase the battery on my Twizy (23-08-2018), my next EV next year will certainly NOT be a Renault under any circumstances.

    • aasami

      Yeah. The battery rental program is a poorly executed milking cow on customers.

  2. Jennifer Kenning

    We traded our Renault Zoe to Skoda dealer for suberb estate with 5 months battery lease left . They sold it to another dealer and he in turn to a buyer . Renault are still chasing us even though 3 further owners from us . Skoda dealer finally said in April 2018 they bought car but not from the October date we traded it in but from 1st april. The new owner has a new battery lease. Why would we pay for something we don’t own and haven’t for 21months. We had a twizzy we traded for Zoe and had lease with it but as soon as it was traded that ceased . Why not the same with Zoe . And we only had twizzy few months . I now have BMW I3 no battery lease and although I loved my Zoe after this experience my next EV won’t be Renault

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