8 September 2013
Renault now makes three electric cars (Zoe, Fluence and Twizy), but says it will not introduce any more for a few years.
It says the task now is to develop the market for its existing models. That means making sure residual values stay strong and working on leasing plans for the batteries – a move that has proved rather controversial.
The company says the typical electric car buyer lives outside London and uses it as a second car (usually the first car is something quite expensive, which is no surprise). Next year, Renault will introduce a charging cable that can plug straight into a domestic socket, with no need for a charging box.