Renault offers exchange premium to customers
Author: Marcus Schilling
Customers receive a discount of up to 10,000 euros
Immediately after the coalition summit on the Diesel affair, the first car import brand makes an offer. In addition to Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes, Renault now also offers their customers discounts. Depending on the model, customers will receive between 2,000 and 10,000 exchange premiums when they buy a new car. The offer is valid from today and includes vehicles of the Euro 1 to Euro 5 emission standards.
As an import brand, the French carmaker was not part of the talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. The amount of the exchange premium depends on the market success of the respective model. For example, customers who exchange a small car like a Twingo will receive a premium of 2,000 euros. Those who buy a Talisman limousine or the Espace minivan receive a discount of 10,000 euros. When purchasing the electric car Zoé, a discount of 8,000 euros is granted by combining the exchange premium with the state subsidy.
The offer was officially confirmed by Renault on Tuesday morning. The offer is valid for diesel from all manufacturers, according to the carmaker. Consumers who have owned a Euro 1 to Euro 5 diesel for at least half a year can return the vehicle for payment when buying a new Renault and receive the premium.
The parties to the grand coalition have decided on a package of measures to prevent driving bans in cities with dirty air. Thus there will be premiums for customers who exchange their old diesel car for a new one. According to SPD boss Andrea Nahles, the controversial hardware upgrades for older diesel cars were also discussed. Some taxpayers’ money could be used for this purpose.
There was no detailed information about the “concept for clean air and securing individual mobility in our cities”. On Tuesday afternoon, the details will be presented by Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD).