If you're tooling down the road in your Renault Zoe Z.E. only to have it stop dead in traffic, don't immediately start cussing your mechanic.
Better make sure you're current with the payments. The French car maker has added a new twist to the repossession tango between car buyers and creditors. A new feature of its leased batteries allows the company to trigger a lock of the recharging battery at the end of the contract, but also if the motorist has failed to meet his payment obligations on either the car or the battery.
And if Big Brother's finance department fails to process an on-time payment and bricks the battery of some poor soul who needs his car to get to work? You might want to hold on to that old gas guzzler