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  • #29257

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Well done, Paul – glad you found an acceptable outcome.

    #29260

    andyfras
    Participant

    RCI battery rental seems to be like timeshare – it was a good idea at the time, but nobody thought about how difficult it would be to get out of later.

    #29261

    Buzzar
    Participant

    We got out of our “timeshare” after buying this baby outright with 17 miles on the clock!

    Old Zoe plus 5k,

    Got her 3 weeks ago and it feels so good, no more RCI shackles.

    #29262

    pauledg
    Participant

    Buzzar, I reckon you made one small step for humanity, one giant step for EVkind!

    #29263

    andyfras
    Participant

    Tell us about the wheels!

    #29264

    Buzzar
    Participant

    I had the alloy wheels fitted to replace the boring original steels.

    #29266

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Nice!

    #29284

    sklblue
    Participant

    Glad the OP got a positive outcome. Where does that leave everyone when the battery lease ends but the finance doesn’t?

    I’m on the £87 lease. I was expecting to do 12,000 a year but due to horrendous roadworks, I have been working from home a lot so I’m nowhere near that now. My lease ends in around 8 months but will I be forced to take up another expensive one for the further year until my finance ends?

    I probably won’t get another Zoe purely because of the issues with the lease. It seemed like a good idea at the time!

    #42030

    Fred_Bristol
    Participant

    Our Zoe PCP expires in May 2018 and we are already looking at a follow on EV, or failing that a plug-in hybrid with enough electric range to cover our regular daily use. What’s putting me off another Zoe isn’t range or even reliability, but the battery lease agreement. (Buying the i-Zoe doesn’t make financial sense for us as low mileage users – other makes and models are better value.)

    Have there been any developments since the above on June 17th 2016?

    I’ve been advised to initiate return of the vehicle and battery in the new year, i.e. January 2018, but not given any clear guidance as to what to do or what to expect.
    Fred

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