Used Better Place’s Renault Fluence Z.E. Vehicles Up For Sale – Expected to Fetch Half the Original Price
According to Haaretz, the new owner of Better Place, Gnrgy, is selling 55 used electric cars owned previously by Better Place – the Renault Flucence Z.E. EVs that were part of the buyout deal.
What is interesting – if this is not an error in reporting – is that, on average, these Fluence Z.E.s have 90,000 kilometers (about 56,000 miles) on the odometer. This is unusually high considering that the vehicles are perhaps 1-2 years old.
The reporting source expect that the cars will be sold for half their original price between $14,000 to $17,000, but the high mileage would seem to make them rather expensive.
On the other side, Carasso Motors, the Renault importer, will be selling a few hundred new Fluence Z.E.s that were acquired as Better Place inventory for $4,700 on average.
“About half of the cars are estimated to suffer rust damage because they were stored near the sea.”
Israel lies next to the Dead Sea or Sea of Salt (but both Better Place’s and Carasso Motors’ headquarters, as well as the port where these vehicles were unloaded, are on the Mediterranean Sea) and this fit perfectly as a dead end to this whole story.
The salinity of the Dead Sea keeps people afloat, but nothing prevented Better Place from sinking.