smart electric drive could be first EV with battery lease in the US

In an interview with Autoblog, Smart USA General Manager Tracey Matura, stated the smart electric drive may be the first electric vehicle in the United States to provide a battery lease:  This would set a precedent for American EVs, addressing the prospective driver’s concern on battery life.

What are your thoughts on the article and the possibility of battery leasing? Would this create enough incentive to purchase a smart electric drive? Let us know your thoughts.

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I think it would give the people comfort knowing free replacement batteries for the life of their smart, but I would like to ad one thing as the form of a question.  Does that also mean that the new batteries might not last 3 years or does that mean as new batteries are made free upgrades for the batteries.  Batteries are like most things getting better all the time and changing would be awesome for free upgrades when better batteries come out.

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