2011 Renault Fluence Z.E. UK pricing announced

Article by Christian A., on June 28, 2011

After revealing the UK price for its Kangoo Van Z.E. and Twizy in recent months, the electric vehicle campaign of Renault proceeds with the confirmation of the cost for Fluence Z.E., the company’s version of the third model in its zero-emission family. It is also the most affordable electric vehicle in the United Kingdom.

The vehicle, which is a five-seat, four-door unit, cruises silently onto UK streets in 2012, although the company has been accepting pre-reservations already for the vehicle through renault-ze.com.

The company is preparing for a record increase in interest for the vehicle now that the price has been confirmed to be only £17,850 (after the £5,000 UK Plug-In Car Grant has been deducted).

Renault believes that the Fluence Z.E. will achieve its goal to make electric vehicles affordable for all. With this pricing, the model costs significantly less than the zero-emission cars of similar size. It also costs a lot lower than the smaller and less practical superminis. The vehicle model will also be an appealing proposition for business and private customers.

So that the customers won’t have to worry in terms of battery maintenance and technology and to keep its overall cost within budget for as many customers as possible, a separate battery lease contract that starts at £75 per month would be made available. The monthly rate is based on 6,000 miles per year/3 years.

Sometime near the UK launch, additional details on mileage and contract length will be available. The version of Fluence Z.E., Prime Time, for initial launching comes with high level of features such as Carminat TomTom Live smart satellite navigation, climate control, ecoMeter, cruise control and 16” alloy wheels. The initial launch vehicle variants also come with charging sockets on both front wings.

The Fluence Z.E. offers a fun driving experience with its 70kW (95hp) power and generous 226Nm of instant torque on tap. It has a range of up to 115 miles, depending on road and driving conditions.

Press Release

RENAULT ANNOUNCES PRICE OF FLUENCE Z.E. – UK’S MOST AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC CAR

After announcing UK pricing for its Kangoo Van Z.E. and Twizy in recent months, Renault’s electric vehicle charge continues in earnest with confirmation of the cost for the first version of the third model in its **zero-emission family, Fluence Z.E. – the UK’s most affordable electric car*.

The stylish five-seat, four-door Fluence Z.E. saloon cruises silently onto UK streets in 2012, but the French marque has already been accepting pre-reservations for it via www.renault-ze.com. Now, with a tempting on-the-road price confirmed from only £17,850 (after the £5,000 UK Plug-In Car Grant has been deducted), undercutting every other electric car in the UK, not to mention even comparably-sized diesel cars, Renault is bracing itself for an unprecedented surge.

Renault’s belief is to make electric vehicles affordable for all, and Fluence Z.E. certainly achieves that. Available to reserve online now for £20 at www.renault-ze.com, in ‘Prime Time’ guise, Renault’s latest electric vehicle costs £17,850. With such keen pricing, the newcomer costs considerably less than zero-emission cars of similar size, plus smaller and less practical superminis, and is sure to prove a tempting proposition for private and business customers alike. To give complete peace of mind when it comes to battery maintenance and technology, as well as keep its overall cost within easy reach of as many buyers as possible, there is a separate battery lease contract from £75 per month (based on 6,000 miles per year/3 years). Additional mileage and contract length details will be available closer to UK launch.

The good-looking saloon’s appealing price means it costs less than rival electric cars from every volume manufacturer by a sizeable margin, not to mention its own comparably equipped and powered diesel in-house, Mégane Hatch Dynamique TomTom, by £855. Among the electric car competition, opting for Renault’s Fluence Z.E. instead of the £23,990 Mitsubishi i-Miev would leave £6,140 in change*** - almost enough to buy a spare Renault Twizy.

The initial launch version of Fluence Z.E., Prime Time, comes with a high level of equipment, including 16” alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, ecoMeter and Carminat TomTom Live smart satellite navigation, together with charging sockets on both front wings.

Aside from its alluring price and sound environmental credentials, thanks to its zero-emissions, Fluence Z.E. will also offer an enjoyable driving experience through its 70kW (95hp) power and generous 226Nm of instant torque on tap. The range of Renault’s flagship Z.E. is up to 115 miles, depending on driving and road conditions.

More information on the Renault Z.E. range, including reservations, is available at www.renault-ze.com. Registration on the site is free and enables prospective buyers to choose their vehicle and benefit from priority availability and test drives as soon as it comes to market. These pioneering customers will then be contacted by Renault as the date of the vehicle's release approaches to obtain confirmation of their reservation. The website will also give registered visitors access to exclusive, electric mobility-related content, services and applications. Andy Heiron, Renault UK’s Head of Electric Vehicle Programme, can also be found on twitter @electricandy.

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