Renault Europe have confirmed that they have no intention of marketing their Zoe Electric car in the US. The Zoe is a really tricky car and about as advanced as you get right now. In Europe its added to the Twizy, the Fluence ZE and of course the first electric van the Kangoo ZE.
In Europe, Renault Eco car leasing range is expanding and it is offering a deal that includes a home charging station, the subsidy being provided by European electric car grants/subsidies.
In the UK right now, Renault are paying 25% of the cost and British Gas are paying 75% of the cost of the home charger. Customers running electric cars are charging at home 90% of the time. The installed Renault system will boost charge to 80% of full charge in just 30 minutes.
There is an additional charge of £70 a month for battery rental, the cut even point being for this approximately 6000 miles per annum use of an efficient diesel at todays fuel prices. But, the massive advantage of the battery rental scheme is the fantastic back up that Renault provide with it. They have thoughtfully set up a deal with taxi companies all over the UK and in the case that your battery runs flat, you are picked up.
The Kangoo ZE has a 5 cu meter at a maximum of 650 kg. With a range of over 80 miles, city delivery and pick up companies should find the ZE ideal.