Headline: please get in touch with me if you want to join together and encourage Renault to treat owners in Israel properly, especially with battery life concerns.
I’ve been pretty silent on Better Place and my Renault Fluence ZE for a long time now. I’m driving my car almost every day, sometimes around 50 to 90km a day, occasionally more with a recharge in the middle of the day.
But the owners in Israel are aware that there are issues concerning our batteries. Without going into details (the time isn’t quite right) a group of owners have banded together to start a dialogue through lawyers with Renault/Nissan internationally and, by extension, the Israeli importer Carasso Motors.
If you have a Renault ZE and would like to join me and more than 130 drivers who’ve already signed up, please get in touch. At this stage the group action is collecting ?600 from each person to cover costs (not including going to court). This is to get the ball rolling and start communicating at the highest level with Renault.
If you know Israel, you’ll know that individuals pestering the importer are going to be fobbed off. If any of us want a chance to have our batteries refurbished or replaced in the next couple of years, we need to encourage Renault to act.
The first communications will go out to Renault after Sukkoth but I would encourage more owners to join. This is a small insurance price to pay in order to keep our cars (which are in most cases running quite well) on the road for some years to come.