It turns out that the smart fortwo ed will be just a tiny bit more expensive to lease than a regular, gasoline powered, fortwo. After shelling $1,999 as a down payment, US customers will only pay $139/month for 36 months for the privilege of parking almost anywhere and driving with zero-emissions.
In other words, the car will end up costing about seven grand, which we realize sounds a bit preposterous when you think about it. There is, of course, a catch.
The offer is available just for the basic, coupe-model, as the world's tiniest cabrio costs slightly more. The 139 bucks per month lease includes the Battery Assurance Plus feature, whose fee of $80 per month is included in the lease.
Technically, the above feature means that customers will not own, but actually rent the Li-Ion battery from Daimler. Don't worry though, the offer also means that customers will get free battery maintenance checks and a ten-year replacement guarantee, no matter what happens with the battery.