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    Report: Smart ED drivers in US love battery lease option

    That battery-swapping thing may be a little much for most electric-vehicle drivers to handle, but battery leasing is apparently right up their alley, judging by early sales of the Smart Fortwo ED battery-electric vehicle. The Fortwo EV, which went into production a year ago in France and started ...

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    Ford Focus Electric won't be offered with battery-lease option

    The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf may have stolen the plug-in vehicle show in 2010, but Ford aims to make a splash in 2011 with its Focus Electric. The "zero-emissions" hatchback made its official debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and the automaker says that the car will ...

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    Is the Nissan Leaf battery pack under-engineered?

    Although many have expressed a strong preference for having the cost of the battery pack included in the price of their electric auto, might a separate leasing arrangement be a more prudent approach? Darryl Siry certainly seems took think so, at least when it comes to the Nissan Leaf. In his ...

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    Shai Agassi says EVs will be cheaper than ICE cars... sort of

    Renault Fluence Zero Emissions Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We are all familiar with the technical issues facing the developers of electric cars, namely energy density and durability. However, the biggest problem likely to affect the mainstream adoption of EVs is cost. In ...

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    Nissan to lease LEAF battery for $150/month

    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from the issue of limited range, the biggest problem with electric vehicles in the near term is expected to be cost. Mitsubishi has already announced that the starting price for its diminutive iMiEV in Japan will be approximately ...

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    Nissan's EV to cost same as conventional car... before leasing batteries

    Imagine a world where you don't buy cars any more and none of the cars that we do drive emit anything. Unlike the present, where no one buys Nissans Carlos Tavares believes not buying cars at all will eventually happen as a result of moving to car sharing. Such a system might be similar to what we ...


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