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Gen III or Gen IV Battery Rental Idea

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by sahanim, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. sahanim

    sahanim Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    Hamilton Ontario
    Hi, I dont know if this has been suggested or not, but with the recent battery swap technology Tesla has a new option of offering rental batteries.

    Picture a world where you no longer have to worry about your battery giving up on you. You buy the car at a super cheep price (sub 20,000) and from there you either pay a fixed monthly or a per-swap fee that gets billed to you at the end of the month.

  2. daytonatom

    daytonatom Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    The Renault Zoe is sold in that way over here in Europe. Low-ish capital cost plus monthly lease for the battery pack. The lease costs roughly the same as one might spend monthly on gas in an ICE vehicle.

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