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I noticed Renault now sell Twizy battery owned. This got me thinking, if Renault are offering battery buy out on the Zoe, I wonder if they’ll do the same on the Twizy? I’m guessing a three year old Twizy would be more affordable for a summer toy for playing about in which would not get used much the rest of the year ?

 

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We are a few in France to have obtained a price for a used Twizy battery.
For 2012 models, the price is 300€ vat excl. (cheap, right?)

You just have to pressure the rental company (in france : DIAC) into providing you with a purchase form and selling conditions.
 

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How is the 8 year old Twizy battery holding up? I heard the achillies heel is actually the 12V battery that has to be disconnected during long periods of storage time to stop it running down the main traction battery, but I could be wrong.
 

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You are right. The 12V lead-acid often bulges and dies and it is recommended to disconnect it for long term storage.
Its price is kinda crazy for such a tiny lead acid battery, around 150€ vat excl.

Regarding the main battery, from what I've seen a 2012 battery with 20 000 km is at roughly 90% SoH, 60% at 66 000 km.
 

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Regarding the main battery, from what I've seen a 2012 battery with 20 000 km is at roughly 90% SoH, 60% at 66 000 km.
Ouch. Over how many years was the drop from 90% to 60% SoH or was the difference two different vehicles of the same age and assumed to be purely mileage related?
 

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That I cannot say. Mine is 90%, the 60% is another owner that I've heard from.

This is anecdotal evidence, we would need statistics, but not many people know their batteries's SoH :-/
 
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