I am one of those people. Lost one of my biggest clients, making 1/4 of the money I made 2 years ago. Divorced last month. house in foreclosure. selling it and moving into an apartment. Don't have the capital to buy or lease a new car. I have my 5.5-year old LEAF that the only thing wrong is the battery. $200 a month is very doable. The time not spent at the CHAdeMO each month will generate this $200
(I also have a car that is special, I have around $8000 in upgrades that I don't want to move to another LEAF or can't, Like my Sunroof, That was $1140, Can't move it, would have to buy a new one. 1000W stereo was $3000, I could move most of it but would have to do a bunch of the work over. I have 6 dashcams all with hidden wires run through the car, don't want to do that work again, I have Air horns, I have a spare tire hidden under the trunk floor. I have LED Door entry lights)
For me, this aftermarket battery is exactly what I want. And it's going to be 30kWh!!! even more, range than I had before.
DaveinOlyWA wrote: jlv wrote:
From their website:
and a subscription model of less than $200/mo.
People are really willing to pay over $2K/year to lease a battery for a car valued at $5K-10K?
When alternatives requires a $30,000+ purchase
or financing $8500 for a new pack... Yeah... there will be people willing to do this.