I own a camper van whose underlying truck is a Mercedes. Fine craft, with among others a fuel-based heater that can preheat the motor (and the rest) before ignition when weather is cold.
Some day, years ago, a guy in Mercedes told me I could activate the heater even without switching the contact, just for heating the "van" side (and myself) automatically at night for instance. Boy was I interested. Setup just had to be modified, and this was very easy.
Only, at one point in time, the guy told me he was now waiting for Mercedes Germany Central to approve the software setup change, which had to be *signed* by them before being accepted by my truck's computer.
The change took 10 mn plus some hours before Germany Central accepted and numerically signed it.
So, what Renault does is in part what Mercedes have done for years. That's only the bit about refusing battery loading that's new, and I see this much more related to the presently enormous cost of the batteries (that imposes renting, which in turn moves responsibility from you to the battery owner, who in turn definitely wants them not to overpass some boundaries after which his own insurance company won't follow)
The day batteries are cheap enough we'll just buy them to the first auto maker that will sell them, and Renault will quickly follow with a Zoe-2 model ;-)
And, mind you, that day may not be so far away: I already own an electrical bicycle with a 800W motor plugged to a 17A-36V battery, that gives me some 60 Km autonomy *in mountains*. It just costed me twice more than a normal bicycle, and this I can afford.