So I've had an idea. Just spotted a "new" zoe, 2015 model year but with just 41 miles on the clock, with the old 22 KWH battery. Now Renault offer the battery upgrade, I'm considering buying it, having the battery swapped and selling the car on, hopefully for a lot more as there are very few 44 KWH battery ZOE'S on the road yet.
The battery lease only jumps by £10 a month which is incredible considering the battery has 100% more capacity and range than the current model. The price of the car I've seen is £6495, about $8000 dollars, extremely cheap for any car with just 41 miles on the odometer, especially an EV.
Just trying to figure if there's a fee for the battery swap, or if you just carry on paying the extra on the lease per month, could hamper my profit otherwise. Any advice/tips on this?
So I've researched the battery upgrade costs. To have the larger battery pack retro fitted to a Zoe will set you back almost £10,000 (if you already own the current battery) however if you lease the pack, you only have to pay just over £3000. Still a lot of money, apparently Renault want to sell more new ZOE'S rather than encouraging people to upgrade which makes sense.