Renault is adamant that its battery leasing model still offers the best deal for drivers contemplating a plug-in car.
The manufacturer leases batteries to EV customers to reduce the transaction price of its plug-in vehicles and make them more competitive.
HMRC has said the cost of replacing the battery must be added to the car’s list price for P11D purposes from 2015/16.
Renault UK sales director Darren Payne dismissed concerns over its business model and whether it posed any
difficulties for leasing companies.
He told Fleet News: “We’ve got a number of major leasing companies using that model. We still believe that it’s the best and most affordable route to market.”