Bolt and Volt deals; battery health and used EVs; Renault 5 redux: Today’s Car News
General Motors is offering quite the deal on Chevy Volt and Bolt EV used cars. And we look at how battery health reports might help prop up the used-car market for EVs. Meanwhile, Renault takes the high-performance R5 into all-electric territory. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
A Euro hot-hatch legend is coming back, all-electric. The Renault 5 Prototype, inspired by the original Renault 5 and later R5 Turbo models that ruled World Rally Championship racing, is a retro-styled urban car that could be a good complement to the sensible Zoe and a rival to the Fiat 500e and Honda E in Europe.
General Motors is offering 0% APR financing on used Bolt EV and Volt models that are factory-certified. It’s the kind of deal that’s typically only seen for new cars.
Can electric vehicle battery health reports provide the kind of reassurance to get more used-car dealers selling EVs at the front of the lot and to prop up resale values—and thus ownership costs? Seattle-based Recurrent hopes to do that with a “rich data resume.”
And over at Motor Authority: The Mercedes-Benz EQA electric crossover has been teased ahead of a January 20 debut. The EQA hasn’t yet been confirmed for the U.S., nor has the slightly larger EQB that’s also on the way.
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