A lower purchase cost should make it easier for more customers to obtain car finance, while the battery plan takes the worry out of unknown battery life, future maintenance costs and residual value.
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A Good Offering?
Admittedly, the Zoe is a lot smaller than the quirky Nissan Leaf. But with a larger trunk than the 2012 Mitsubishi i, it offers a cheaper, smaller alternative to the first electric car from the Renault/Nissan alliance.
With faster charging capabilities built in, the Zoe is a lot more practical for those wanting to make regular longer-distance trips, while predictable ownership costs and lower sticker price mean it could be easier to budget for than the 2012 Leaf, 2012 Volt or 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
What do you think? We’re convinced we’ll never see the Zoe in the U.S., even as a Nissan-badged car. But would you buy one if it were available? Why?
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