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

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

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

As with any amazing price, the new $139-a-month offer down $199 has some asterisk-y For starters, the the 36-month lease $1,999 down but at least it a surprising 15,000 miles a Second, the Fortwo ED is only in eight states, the CARB where Smart has dealerships. means California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Island, Massachusetts. Vermont and also fall into the category, but there are no Smart there.

Third, and most important, the includes Smart’s new battery plus (BAP) battery program. This is the first a major automaker has offered a lease program in the US, but Smart Nissan. and others) offer it in BAP provides free annual maintenance and guarantees that if the capacity drops below 80 Smart will replace the BAP is transferable and functions no matter the mileage is on the car.

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Smart USA is offering dealers in marketing assistance that will probably pass to the customer.

BAP is an $80-a-month option if you buy the but it is is rolled into the $139 price, meaning that Daimler is calculating that the of the lease costs you just $59 a Mark Webster, general of Smart USA, said at an in Ann Arbor yesterday that the low is possible because, We are passing the federal tax credit along as a attractive lease. Smart the price changes August 1 but put out an official announcement about it there was no change to the Fortwo’s (which remains $25,000 ). Smart USA is offering its dealers in marketing assistance to lower the and Webster said they probably pass it along to the We’re skeptical .

Fortwo ED buyers can also get the battery assurance plus (it’s actually a battery option). In fact, Webster that Smart USA does not buying the battery outright. He if you do, you are putting yourself at risk and why, from both a and customer satisfaction standpoint, we to rent you the battery, he said. Of if you sign up for BAP, then you to pay $80 a month for a decade. Or, to add it all up, $9,600.

To make up for that additional Smart USA is also offering to Smart ED purchasers who opt for the battery (we know, we got confused learning all details, too). Specifically, on top of any federal or state tax deals, will give buyers off the price of your new electric Throw in the aforementioned $2,000 incentive (if you can get it) and the $7,500 federal tax and you might be able to buy a new Smart ED for an $10,490. Plus the $80-a-month rental fee, of course. said that, so far, and leases each make up half of the Smart EDs the company has in the US (with almost of all of them to lease the battery ). New sales

are needed. Last month, number was 58 and Webster told we have plenty of vehicles to find a home.

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