Originally Posted by anE934fun
It seems the real unknown for EV adoption is battery pack replacement cost.
Another option is to lease the pack. At the moment Renault is the only manufacturer offering this. Under the lease program Renault will replace the pack whenever it drops to 75% of the advertised 22kWh capacity.
With an i3, I'd prefer to lease the entire car and return the car before the end of the battery warranty. That way BMW FS would assume the risk of unexpected battery depreciation.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 01-02-2013 at 12:05 PM.