I spent a day or three contacting Renault about their prices for the Zoe. I was on Live Chat and on email.
I did my arithmetic, and am convinced that the battery rental cost more than petrol. Absolutely stupid ........... and I told them that ............... and eventually I got an agreement about about it, but no apology.
I found out that you can buy a Zoe outright, but instead of a buying a nice car for a reasonable price, you pay nearly 50% more just to own the battery. The only option is to rent. Cheapest you can rent one for is £59 a month, and for the mileage we do, it would be £84 per month.
At a rough guess off the top of my head, we spend about £40 a month on petrol .............. so why on earth would we want a Renault Zoe? I asked Renault that question, and all I got was a a sales pitch. I told them that I didn't want their sales pitch, but to tell me the facts ............ I got the facts, and then told them to stuff their Renault Zoe.
Nice car though, and I very nearly went for a test drive. Many folk these days buy cars with an equity plan, and going down that road isn't too bad I suppose. I'm more old fashioned about this and would prefer to buy a car and keep it. We bought a very nice Renault Clio Initiale brand new in 2001, and we still own her. Excellent car.
Mick F. Cornwall