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Does the cost of buying an electric vehicle include battery leasing?

Please can you help to clarify the cost of buying a nearly new (less than one year old) electric vehicle. Does the price indicated assume that you own the battery or is there a hidden cost due to battery leasing?

Asked on 25 March 2017 by David Butt

Answered by Honest John
Depends which you are buying. Battery leasing is common on recent Renault and Nissan, so you need to establish exactly what you are getting with either of these makes. Not generally a problem with other EVs and older Renault and Nissan. Some, such as the Renault Fluence, are seriously cheap, but the reason for that is the potential to have to replace the batteries at enormous cost. A hybrid or a plug-in hybrid probably makes more sense.
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