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Renault Fluence ZE (2012–2014)

Last updated 25 August 2016

Electric powered compact saloon, refined and comfortable, 100 mile range, battery can be leased for £70 a month.
Small saloons not very popular here.
Updated 29 October 2013

TSB regarding supplied J1772/Type 2 charging leads for Renault Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE. If owners of Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE find the Type 2 plug on the supplied charging lead gets warm to the touch...

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Renault solves the problem of price and depreciation of an electric car by selling the car minus the battery at around the same price as a diesel car (after the government £5,000 subsidy). Then leasing the battery at £70 per month which, with the cost of electricity, works out about the same as running a diesel car.

But, of course, the Fluence is VED free and London Congestion tax free. Prices have been announced and the Fluence ZE costs £17,850 on-the-road after the £5,000 government subsidy has been deducted. There is of course, the battery leasing fee and charging cost, too.


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