In China, Nio wants to lease battery packs for the EVs it sellsIn China, Nio wants to lease battery packs for the EVs it sells

Nio batteryChinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this “battery as a service” model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Nio plans to charge the equivalent of about $140 a month (at current exchange…Chinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this “battery as a service” model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Nio plans to charge the equivalent of about $140 a month (at current exchange…Nio batteryChinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this “battery as a service” model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Nio plans to charge the equivalent of about $140 a month (at current exchange…Chinese automaker Nio plans to offer customers the option of leasing the battery packs in electric cars. Announced in a press release Thursday, this “battery as a service” model involves purchasing the car outright, but paying a monthly fee for use of the battery pack. Nio plans to charge the equivalent of about $140 a month (at current exchange…