Renault Zoe is presented in Geneva now - we have not seen anything with confirmation of the Renault Zoe 2014 range so far.
"We have a very interesting report from Charging Point in Europe. Could it be true? We will be searching for confirmation. The price for the Lithium Battery lease should go up in this case, but it will be the small price to pay for the range of 220 miles, which will be comparable to Tesla Model S premium specification, but in the budget market sector! If Renault Zoe price can stay in the £15k range - it will be the best entry point on cost basis and the game changer for the Electric Cars. We can start to talk about the mass market for Electric Cars!
We have found the link to the French magazine and have posted it below. Article has sighted 350 km range for Renault Zoe 2014. Here is a very interesting connection - Germany has a target of 350 km range for the Electric Cars to make its mainstream adoption viable. Can Renault somehow get hold of DBM Energy technology? Or is it an in-house development? This news has to be confirmed by the company on all counts, but if it is true - we can talk about the breakthrough in commercial applications of Lithium Batteries for Electric cars. Europe electric cars market adoption rate can take off very fast in this case, Gas prices there are already over 8 dollars per gallon! All games around Iran will be ended in even higher gas prices at the pump. In US there are more and more talks about the 5 dollars per gallon at the pump now.Chinese companies like BYD are claiming the similar range, but that technology is still far away from any western markets so far. Will Nissan Leaf 2014 get the same Lithium battery pack now? Renault will bring Nissan into the game in Asia and this combination can claim a very significant market share in Electric Cars. 220 miles range and revolutionary marketing approach, when you are leasing the Lithium battery and paying monthly fees for it - leaving all potential worries about the battery to the major automaker - will make it the game changer for the electric cars.
Renault promise the full warranty on your Lithium Battery - you can exchange it and upgrade it under the leasing scheme. It will bring the market adoption rate forward - people are still waiting for the confirmation of technology, particularly with Lithium Batteries warranties and performance.
Our Lithium developers are waiting for this kind of news now after the last year consolidation in order to resume the Uptrend in the generational Bull market. It remains to be seen, whether recent Electric Cars' hatred campaign has marked the bottom in the sector."