Yeah, heard hat for Germnay ages ago.
But I wouldn´t even mind to go on with the lease if the would upgrade the battery to 9kWh.
With the new cells used in the Zoe this would be no Problem.
Actually you can buy the twizy officially with a battery in Austria.
But at a steep prize. 4500€ on top.
And they reduced the warranty.
They will only sell you a new one when the one you bought drops below 60% SoH.
(Thats to prevent you from buying a lot of battery and selling them to others who will end their lease)
Considering that it is next to impossible to get a new one at 75% with a contract (we had two cases with about 100Tkm in the German Board) you can safely say the bought one is for the Twizy lifetime.
On the other hand , a lot of dealers in Spain are selling the Twizy used with the battery for 3100€ on top.
That´s the amount you have to insure it here in Germany.
Seems like Renault is dropping the lease scheme all over Europe , where the sales weren´t that great.
So in Germany,Austria,France,GB,Italy the Twizy was too successful