I purchased my Zoe technic 8 weeks ago with 435 miles on the clock. Nov 30 2022 so 72 reg. having used it fine around town 240/250 on a full charge I had to go somewhere where I had to travel at 60/70 mph. The mileage with the air con on dropped rapidly. I backed off and got home with 20% 46 miles.
I asked my Renault dealer today as it now only as 1000 miles on it. What is it worth to go back to ICE. A£7000 drop for 2 months.
Jaw on the floor!
I see there is a item on on which.com about the ratings of 1-10 of the rapid depreciation of current electric cars (like mine) in their first year. Zoe is number 2 and they estimate my 2022-72 Techno Zoe is as the dealers told me down to £11000 trade in with 1000 miles on it and still only 10 months old.
Sold it on Carwow £12200 (a great loss), it is now for sale 8 miles from me £17498 at Car Supermaket. So you could say it is a good buy for 10 months old compared to £30000 new. Just remember it's only worth £11000 to a Renault dealership. Who are selling the same for £19000.
The excuse is you can get a brand new one with no wait and so they (when they have it off you) say it devalues your car. Doesn't seem to devalue their retail of it.
I traded in a 2023-23 MG ZS EXCLUSIVE for my Zoe. 1000 miles on it and only lost £2480 for 3 months on that. ICE cars are not as easy to get hold of as an EV hence they don't rapidly depreciate at the same rate. Yes EV cost mpg is a lot less, but factor in the depriciation and ICE wins hands down.