It might be a whole lot easier to take a Prius or Ampera* and add batteries to get the EV range equivalent to a Leaf; wouldn't that be the same result?
*for something van-sized, there's the Toyota Estima hybrid.
Renault says 'One of the main reasons that the battery lease option was initially introduced was to lower the initial purchase price of a Renault EV (...) The recent improvements to the residual value on the new Zoe in the UK mean that this financial gap has now been reduced'
1. I guess the Middle East is the target audience.
2. This looks more like a Lamborghini SUV than the real one does!
3. Crash testing will be interesting, I feel.
4. Even Tesla should be able to get the panel gaps right on this thing.
Yes that's what it's for! Locking up the back wheels when the car is stationary, so as to keep it stationary. That is the only time it's used in regular driving. I don't think anyone is advocating doing otherwise!
When the handbrake is engaged, the car is stationary. The car...