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One area where leasing is a benefit is if there is a problem with the battery. It's rare, but at least one Zoe owner on here had a pack failure. Because their battery was owned rather than leased, their pack had to be removed and shipped back to France for repair, returned and refitted, which meant they were without their car for weeks. If you lease, then a replacement pack is sent out for a swap over, which would reduce the inconvenience. It's not common, but worth bearing in mind. If you are planning a PCP and return after 3 years, then leasing the battery probably makes more sense.
 

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One area where leasing is a benefit is if there is a problem with the battery. It's rare, but at least one Zoe owner on here had a pack failure. Because their battery was owned rather than leased, their pack had to be removed and shipped back to France for repair, returned and refitted, which meant they were without their car for weeks. If you lease, then a replacement pack is sent out for a swap over, which would reduce the inconvenience. It's not common, but worth bearing in mind. If you are planning a PCP and return after 3 years, then leasing the battery probably makes more sense.
At least 1 person with battery hire has had their pack replaced too. The difference is half their motor was changed before RCI accepted it was battery and then a replacement was shipped. Took months.
 

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No EV specialists near you, Sandy? Got a fair price for my 66 plate as the Hyundai dealer I was trading it to flogged it to an EV specialist they knew.
 

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Beats me, I'm in Central Scotland. None that I know of locally. :/
 

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I guess you also think the millions of people who rent houses are not good at maths too?

I did get As and am very happy with the numbers. I put £6K in Bricklane rather than a battery as that should grow whereas a battery will depreciate.

Anyone who uses current and past EV price performance as an indicator of the future is nieve. We have no way of predicting how much any Zoe will be worth in 5 years. Mine is currently worth more as a private sale than I paid over a year ago, which is clearly bonkers.

Personally I like the 75% SOC guarantee (vs 66% on battery owned) the battery lease provides and am confident that after 5 years I will have no issue selling to someone for low mileage, local driving who values the ongoing warranty.

Again, there is choice and each to their own...
You'll have no issue selling it in 5 years.... For £4k-5k like all the hundreds of used battery lease zoes on autotrader there that dont sell... Meanwhile the batery owned ones sell there instantly for 6-8k more than the leased ones, basically the battery is the only item in the whole car which doesn't depreciate (or does so very little)
Meanwhile your lease is all money thrown in the bin with 100% depreciation.

Buying a house is cheaper than renting. Hence why people buy them to rent them for profit. Reason why milions rent is because buying requires a high deposit. If you were given the choice between getting a £500/month mortgage for 40 years, with some money back when you lived there for X years if you move out, versus a £700 rent for life with nothing back when you leave, then you'd buy.


The 6k you "invest" will give you what? £600 profit over 3 years?

You pay £3000 for 3 years of lease, make 600 profit off Brickwhatever, costs you £2400
You then withdraw the 6000 off the Bricklane

I pay £0 of lease = £0 costs.
I then sell the owned batery car for 6000+ more than you sell yours.

I fail to see your point.

Ps: I never seen a 60-74% SOH zoe.
 

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You'll have no issue selling it in 5 years.... For £4k-5k like all the hundreds of used battery lease zoes on autotrader there that dont sell... Meanwhile the batery owned ones sell there instantly for 6-8k more than the leased ones, basically the battery is the only item in the whole car which doesn't depreciate (or does so very little)
Meanwhile your lease is all money thrown in the bin with 100% depreciation.

Buying a house is cheaper than renting. Hence why people buy them to rent them for profit. Reason why milions rent is because buying requires a high deposit. If you were given the choice between getting a £500/month mortgage for 40 years, with some money back when you lived there for X years if you move out, versus a £700 rent for life with nothing back when you leave, then you'd buy.


The 6k you "invest" will give you what? £600 profit over 3 years?

You pay £3000 for 3 years of lease, make 600 profit off Brickwhatever, costs you £2400
You then withdraw the 6000 off the Bricklane

I pay £0 of lease = £0 costs.
I then sell the owned batery car for 6000+ more than you sell yours.

I fail to see your point.

Ps: I never seen a 60-74% SOH zoe.
Clearly we aren't going to agree so let's leave it for now and come back in 4 years and see how my £6K in Bricklane has done and compare the Zoe used prices and costs.
 
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