Renault And Carasso Motors to Maintain The 900 EVs Sold By Better Place In Israel
The situation for former Better Place customers is becoming clearer in Israel, where Renault Fluence Z.E. owners will now have to pay charging bills to Israel Electric Corp if they still want use home charging points and, more recently, the Lod District Court ruled that Renault and importer Carasso Motors will provide maintenance services to approximately 900 electric cars sold by Better Place before it went bankrupt.
Additionally, Carasso Motors will buy from Better Place’s liquidators 359 unsold Renault Fluence Z.E. cars
for spare parts and try to sell them if they pass “roadworthy tests“.
“Better Place’s special managers will be paid NIS 5.9 million for the assets purchased.”
5.9 million shackles for 359 cars? How much it would it be in dollars? About $1.68 million or $4,700 per vehicle. A great price, even if this doesn’t include the battery packs.
Carasso Motors CEO Itzik Weitz said:
“In the absence of a solution for Better Place’s customers, the company has agreed to help provide a solution for the distress of the electric cars’ owners, and to ensure the maintenance of Renault Fluence ZE cars. We will keep our policy of providing high-quality services to our customers, whether the cars have gasoline, diesel, or electric engines.”