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Citroen E-Mehari on sale in France, but battery subscription is extra

Its battery must be leased on a monthly basis.

The Citroen E-Mehari costs €25,000, but the battery is another €79 per month.

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Smart Fortwo ED gets $139/month lease; buyers can rent battery for $80/month

Meet the new boss, way different than the old boss. Or, at least, a heck of a lot cheaper. To anyone looking at their monthly cell phone bill, $60 a month may not seem like a lot on its own, but when you're talking about the price drop for the 2013 Smart ForTwo ED monthly lease, it's roughly a 30-percent discount.

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Smart Forwto ED lease drops to just $139/month

At $25,000, the new 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive was always a good deal, but the low new lease price we just found still manages to surprise. Mentioned ove

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Smart Fortwo ED will have battery rental option in US, price not yet disclosed

Next month, Smart USA will launch the first US market electric vehicle with a separate rental program for the battery pack. Those buying or leasing the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive will have the option of renting the lithium ion battery for a monthly fee.

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Bollore Bluecar EV priced at 12,000 euros, plus 80-euro/month battery lease

Bollore, the company that supplies electric cars to the Paris carsharing service Autolib, will begin selling the vehicles for a rock-bottom 12,000 euros (US$15,550). That sounds good, but remember that that's without a battery, which buyers would have to rent with a monthly service plan.

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Smart ED could be first with battery lease in US; electric scooter, bike under discussion, too

Smart made a splash last fall with the announcement that the base price of the all-electric Fortwo Electric Drive would be $25,000, making it the cheapest EV in the US. After getting a lot of attention with that number, Smart has been communicating with potential customers to make sure that

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Renault Zoe shows its low-cost, all-electric face

Renault unveiled the production version of the Zoe all-electric car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, but what sounds most impressive is the car's price: £13,650 ($21,396 U.S. at today's exchange rates) after the government incentive of up to 25 percent of the car's cost in the UK. In France, the car starts at €20,750 ($

Shai Agassi says EVs will be cheaper than ICE cars... sort of

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Renault kicks hybrids and hydrogen to the curb

While it's sister company, Nissan, may still be chasing after hybrids and dreaming of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV), reports say that Renault has had enough. It