Renault ZE Electric Lineup Now Available In Guadeloupe

APR 27 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

There are only a few electric vehicles that are available on the global level: Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, smart fortwo ed (sort of) and…Renault’s entire Z.E. lineup: Twizy, ZOE and Kangoo.

To the best of our knowledge, only Renault’s Z.E. lineup (out of the listed vehicles above) is available in Guadeloupe.  Not familiar with Guadeloupe?  Here’s some info:

“Guadeloupe is a group of Caribbean islands located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometers and a population of 405,739 inhabitants.”

And a map showing the location of Guadeloupe:

There's Guadeloupe

There’s Guadeloupe

We don’t have any details on pricing or how the ordering process works for the Z.E. lineup in Guadeloupe, but according to Renault deliveries have already occurred and all 3 of its electric vehicles can be purchased in Guadeloupe.

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Range Anxiety? What’s that?

I don’t know what you mean by “global”. In South America virtually no EVs are available. Certainly not the Leaf, Zoe, or Model S. The same is true for Africa.

The one car that has some availability in some major South American countries, like Brazil and Chile, is the BMW i3 REx, which makes sense since none of these countries have charging infrastructure. The Volt would also be good for these markets, but Chevrolet isn’t selling them, despite having a substantial footprint in the region.

The main problem is high import tariffs. An i3 costs about $100K in Brazil, and there are no tax credits or incentives for EVs that would make up for that even partially.

Chile would be the best market to start. Pollution is a huge problem in Santiago, which is boxed in by mountains, the country has lower import tariffs generally, and a high per capita income. It would be the most logical place for the first Tesla store in the region. A couple of people have already imported the car on their own, and the country, which is long and thin, is easy to supercharge: you basically need to cover one highway (Route 5).

Given the Renault ZE line aren’t sold in South America, North America, Africa, Australia or Japan (except IIRC a Nissan-rebadged Twizy), how exactly is it a global line?