Apologies if I am slightly hijacking the thread here.... when I buy a Twizy, I will do a relatively speaking large mileage on it, easily approx. 300 miles a week. I was going to do the cheapest battery rental option though and basically lie about my mileage.
I am prepared to chance it as it were, with not being eligible for the battery replacement cover. I just see the rental as nothing more than a Renault Tax (I know I am not the only one). Lithium batteries are really good these days, very reliable and while you can get a problem or defective battery, such instances are rare.
So my question on this is, what happens when I sell the Twizy on a later date, but my mileage greatly exceeds what I have been paying for monthly?
- Do/can Renault block the sale?
- Does the paperwork transfer to the new owner not really impact anyone?
- Will Renault allow the sale, but come chasing after me and hounding me?
- Will they apply bad credit ratings to my credit score?
- Does anyone have any direct experience of this situation?
I really despise Renault for their forced rental, and I think any decent BEV maker should really just be giving a battery warranty as standard. You don't buy a cordless battery hoover and get forced to pay a tax by the maker of the hoover. Is not like Renault don't believe in their Twizy battery either, is just a case of they have found a way to get squeeze a bit more money from their Twizy sales in the UK, is almost akin to a royalty fee, or like you are buying into some franchise. It really is nonsense, and the UK electric driving community is being exploited by Renault on this one.