Renault wants to get a running head start with early sales of its all-electric Zoe in the UK by offering free home-charging station for British customers, Hybrid Cars reports.
When the Zoe goes on sale in the UK in early June, buyers will have the option of getting free delivery and installation of a Single Wall-box, distributed by British Gas. The UK government is footing three-quarters of the bill for the stations (Renault's paying for the other 25 percent) as part of its 37-million-British-pound ($56 million US) investment in boosting plug-in adoption. The Single Wall-box can fully charge a Zoe in less than four hours.
Break that down, and the typical Zoe buyer will save about $760, not to mention the fact that Zoe buyers will have free use of stations within the UK's public charging network. As it is, the UK government is kicking in a 5,000-pound subsidy for each EV sold.