As in working with some partners to develop the “all things electric” information website – along with all the best deals electric cars is concerned, (as well as find some great leasing deals for evmeerkat.com blog readers), and so I trawl through many many websites out there, companies which are based all over UK to find that one special leasing offer for you, reader, for your consideration.
Lately, it has been one bizzare find after another – which prompted this post really.
But first, The WHY
You see, I am considering a #twizy commuter – I know, I know – you’d say “not, again, that old chestnut”. I have tried to source one in a past without much luck.
This time it’s different, I am looking for a month or so trial.
A loaner, A short term lease, however you like it.
There is much to reassure rather and indeed to blog about. And I feel that London a Commuter does not offer the EV, small EV in fact, much consideration.
There are reasons for that, and for one; Renault Twizy offers little weather protection – it may just about fare well vs Rain, but not vs Cold. “Fair enough” you’d argue, but neither do the cycles and bikes. True true, thus we move on.
It’s the missing or darn right poor marketing. Thoughts and and suggestions on this topic are welcome. Tweet/DM @evmeerkat or email iam[at]evmeerkat.com
The price or rather cost of ownership. Twizy is an oversized quad bike, insurance group 10-11, without and with doors respectively.
It could be incredibly cheap to run.
Insurance: (if you know other, let me know, and i’d update the post)
Battery Rental: (Yes, you don’t actually own the batteries. its good – no headache warranty, bad, monthly payments if you don’t know your estimated mileage upfront)
Directly from Renault’s Website
You need to estimate your own mileage, – a bit of a pain, but new updated figures are not that taxing.
Your work is 10 miles away, each way. Thats 20 miles a day.
You Travel to work by car roughly 20 times a month
Total monthly Twizy Travel Figure is 400 miles a month.
You may, may not wish to ride Twizy on Weekends +/-
You are not likely to ride Twizy during your annual leave
You have 11 odd months to deal x (above total) = so we have 4400 mileage
Thats £45/month for me then, that’s all.
Now, The Search
Buying Twizy could be an option if you’re settled in, where you live & good/same/reliable place of work OR have other family members could would be keen to ride this around. Either way. consider options.
You’re basically keeping it.
Good news are that Twizy appears to keep it’s used value about £4000-£5,000 mark.
Here is a quick look at Autotrader.com
Not Bad. All options on the table here.
Found the great deal on Renault Twizy leasing, from £125+VAT
But, wait, Whats this… the Most Expensive Lease for the [any] Car, EVER…
Yepp. That’s Twizy Leasing deals for you.
I guess this is one of those reasons why “Electric Cars don’t take off”, as they should, and in this specific case, a great Opportunity severely missed out on. #sad and #fail