Wannabeleafowner wrote:Angelas new (as of August) ride.
I get the impression that the battery must be rented in the USA. Yes/no. Seems weird. We are Canadian so they all come with a battery. <snip>
Battery rental is an option in the U.S., not mandatory. When it was introduced, some high % of customers were opting for it - it's probably upthread somewhere. Edit: Found an ievs article from about June 2015, where Smart reported that of the first 60 sold/leased in the U.S., 53 or ~ 90% had opted for the battery lease.