Renault Introduces New Twizy Battery Rental Service For Low-Mileage Drivers

APR 6 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

2014 Brussels Motor Show:  Renault Twizy Cargo

2014 Brussels Motor Show: Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault cloned its Z.E. Access battery rental for ZOE over to Twizy.  However, it’s not called Z.E. Access.

Anyways, from April 1 on (besides the original offer of €50 a month for 7,500 km over 36 months) the battery pack can be rented for a fixed-price €30/month for maximum annual mileage of 2,500 km/year or €40 for up to 5,000 km/year.

This applies to any consumer or business customer acquiring a new or used Twizy or Twizy Cargo.

Renault believes that drivers who do not use their vehicle regularly can take advantage of this new special offer and realize some savings. The positive is that customers can now switch the battery rental contract at any time in terms of duration or mileage in order to adapt it to their needs.

No word yet about on selling Twizy with battery pack included.

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5 Comments on "Renault Introduces New Twizy Battery Rental Service For Low-Mileage Drivers"

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From what I’ve seen, the Twizy would cost €10,000 with the battery pack. In Ireland, a brand new Twizy costs that much. Far from the €7000 price tag that’s seen in France or the equivalent in the UK.

Battery rental. Dumb.

Battery rental, Smart

Depends on your fear of a degrading battery. Renault guarantees something like 75% capacity and if it is lower, you get a battery with more (not necessary 100%, just above 75%).
On the other hand – Nissan has this guaranty covered in its waranty for the first 8 years / 100kmiles or so. How much rent will you pay in this 8 years? I guess much more than the batteries will cost to buy.

Regarding fast EV price drops and model improvements, the smartest thing to do seems to rent the hole car and get a new one every 2 to 4 years.

Battery rental, Zoe