Renault Trucks is offering a range of financing options through its captive Renault Trucks Financial Services for the purchase of an electric truck in its Z.E. range.
The cost of an electric vehicle needs to be studied as a whole, in that it is the total ownership cost rather than the purchase cost that needs to be considered. Although an electric truck is more expensive to purchase than a diesel truck, it is highly economical to use: it requires few maintenance operations and fuel consumption costs are very low.
The question of financing and insuring an electric vehicle should be addressed very early on in the purchasing process. For each of our customers, we study a tailor-made financing solution, which will give them optimal control over their operating costs and enable them to carry out their work in confidence.—Tabitha Carpenter, vice-president of Renault Trucks Financial Services
The finance solutions can vary from one country to another depending on local specificities and regulations. However, there are mainly three offers available according to the customer’s specific needs and use:
Standard Instalment credit: the customer owns the electric truck at the end of the contract period.
Financial leases: the customer decides to lease their electric vehicle and, at the end of the contract period, can choose to return the vehicle or purchase it in exchange for payment of its residual value. Leasing can be combined with state subsidies or tax breaks, such as additional depreciation.
Operational leases: The customer opts to lease their electric vehicle, and just return it at the end of the contract period.