This sounds like a brilliant reason not to buy a Renault

It's one thing to deal with ebooks that you don't really own, just license -- a license that can be revoked, or limited in how you an use the book, etc.  That's just a book.

And it's one thing to sell printers that require that you use special chip-embedded ink cartridges for that force you to buy ink from the original printer manufacturers ... for as long as they choose to make it available.

But, now, a car? A whole car?  Set up to only work with a rental battery that, if you stop paying, can be remotely disabled?  Who would be insane enough to buy such a thing?

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