Own­er­ship de­bate on elec­tric cars

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

WHILE car­mak­ers are in­creas­ingly of­fer­ing a split ap­proach to sell­ing their al­ter­na­tive fuel mod­els, al­most half of all Brits (46 per cent) would want to­tal own­er­ship – the car and bat­tery – if they were to buy an elec­tric car, new re­search sug­gests.

Car­mak­ers in­clud­ing Re­nault, Nis­san and smart have been joined re­cently by Tesla in tak­ing a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to ve­hi­cle fi­nance.

For Nis­san and smart, it is pos­si­ble to buy out­right or opt for a split lease/own for their LEAF and fortwo elec­tric drive mod­els re­spec­tively, while Re­nault cur­rently only of­fers its ZOE elec­tric car with a buy the car and lease the bat­tery ap­proach.

TheGreenCarWeb­site.co.uk asked: “If you were buy­ing an elec­tric car, what would you pre­fer to do?’” Al­though the ma­jor­ity would want to buy, 21 per cent said they pre­ferred to lease the whole ve­hi­cle in­clud­ing its driv­e­train, while the split ap­proach was favoured by 33 per cent.

Ex­perts pre­dict that over time at­ti­tudes will change.

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