I was equally keen to upgrade the 22kW battery to the new 40kW - after all there is no technical reason why not and in fact it was originally designed for the job. BUT, and yes it’s a big BUT, it appears that Renault UK in combination with their battery lease partner RCI have now decided that they will not be offering existing 22kW owners the opportunity to upgrade.
They confirmed that it was originally intended that this upgrade would be made available. Little surprise therefore that the Renault dealer we bought our Zoe from sold the battery lease option to us with the potential to upgrade being one of the main features. I have received formal confirmation from a senior Renault UK customer service member of staff that they are not intending to provide the upgrade. When I asked where this was on any publicly available information source none was provided.
How many people are expecting to be able to upgrade their 22kW Zoe battery and;
How many other people out there were sold the benefit of leasing the battery that they could in future ?