smart fortwo electric drive: the possibility of renting a battery
The European direction of the smart brand provides the option has an owner of a fortwo electric drive can rent or buy a lithium-ion battery. Over there, it appears that 97% of the owners of a fortwo ED have preferred rent on a monthly basis.
Smart USA informs us that it will offer the same choice on its territory.
On a monthly basis
If you consider it costs about 65 Euros for such rental, so we can calculate that the Americans will disburse around $ 87 monthly for this offer. A rental that can last up to ten years.
This is a clear advantage compared to the purchase cost of an electric car with its lithium-ion battery. There is talk of an economy of almost $ 7000.
Another advantage that is not to be despised, that of enjoying a battery warranty for the entire duration of the contract.
Autonomy announced by the small smart fortwo electric drive is 140 kilometers.