Renault Fluence Z. Cheapest U.K. EV?

Renault announced pricing on its Fluence Z.E. electric car recently and it may be the least expensive electric vehicle released in the U.K. with a starting price of £17,850 (about $28,687 USD) on-the-road after a £5,000 ($8k USD) Plug-In Car Grant.

Unfortunately, the price doesn’t include the monthly battery lease of £75 per month (based on 6,000 miles per year/3 years). Renault says that the separate battery lease is to give customers peace of mind about battery maintenance. Different battery lease options may be available when the car is released next year.

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The five-seat, four-door Fluence Z.E.  has a 70 kW motor, 16” alloys, auto lights and wipers, climate control, cruise control, ecoMeter, and Carminat TomTom smart satellite navigation along with charging sockets on both front wings. The battery will have a 115 mile range on a full battery charge and it will take about six to eight hours via standard charging to obtain a full charge.

The Fluence Z.E. is scheduled to be released in Fall 2012.   But, enthusiasts can put down a non-refundable deposit immediately at Renault’s website.

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