- Mar 17, 2011
Report: Renault will "get you home" if its electric vehicles run out of juice
Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery
Worried that your battery-powered ride might run out of juice, leaving you stranded out in the middle of nowhere? Well, if your electrified auto happens to be one that's built by Renault, then there's no need fret because the French automaker is set to offer what Autocar calls a "get you home" guarantee on its electric vehicles.
The deal, according to Autocar, assumes that a trip was within the realistic range of the battery-powered Fluence, Zoe, Kangoo or Twizy and that the vehicle runs out of juice due to uncontrollable circumstances (i.e. traffic jams, inclement weather, diversions around construction zones). Renault will also reportedly offer stranded motorists a replacement vehicle while their electric ride is getting charged up.
On a related note, Renault says that it has received three times as many inquiries for the dirt cheap Twizy, which is priced at €6,990 (that's merely $9,799 U.S. at today's exchange rate), as it has for the Kangoo and Fluence.