Pricing information for Spain for the new Renault Zoe ZE 40 has now been revealed, and there’s an interesting note in this regard.
Most of the pricing information for the new Renault Zoe seems to make some kind of sense, but how much more expensive some of the sans-battery options are than the Clio (essentially an internal combustion engine version of the model) are surprising. The two vehicle models are manufactured on the same production line, brings up some interesting questions.
Why the substantially higher price? Is the company trying to recoup development costs, and including this in the sale price? Is the company trying to limit sales, while enjoying a nice margin of profit? Who knows?
Here’s the pricing information (which includes the 21% VAT):
With battery rental/leasing:
Entry (old battery): €22,125
Life 40: €24,625
Intens 40: €26,425
Bose 40: €29,225
With battery included:
Entry (old battery): €29,625
Life 40: €32,125
Intens 40: €33,925
Bose 40: €36,725
Push EVs provides some interesting commentary: “The battery costing €7,500 means that if we consider 45.61 kWh as the total battery capacity, we get approximately €164 per kWh. This is not bad considering that it’s a complete battery pack, not only the cells. What doesn’t make sense is that a Zoe Life 40 without the battery still costs €24,625, while the Clio Life with an internal combustion engine, also in Spain starts at €11,436. This is even more outrageous when both cars are made in the same Renault’s production line in Flins, France. I do expect the regular discount of €5,000 — that usually Renault and Nissan offer to their electric cars — become available with the arrival of the Opel Ampera-e in March-April, 2017.”
As it stands, first deliveries of the new Renault Zoe ZE 40s are expected to begin in December in France. Deliveries to other regions of Europe are expected to begin in early 2017.
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