Renault Fluence Z.E. with the intention of being the best selling electric car in 2012.
New electric sedan Renault Fluence Z.E. in nearly to comes in many Europe’s dealerships from early 2012. When you drive It appears like a normal car either on the aesthetic and on the inside. But the Fluence Z.E. is an electric vehicle and in addition is technically the world’s most in-demand electric car with a massive production plan of 100,000 units and the aim to be the highest-selling electric car of 2012.
The Renault Fluence is equipped with a wealth of standard equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, MP3 radio with steering wheel controls, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and rear parking sensors. Among listed options the Metal body-color (about € 500), extra charging cable (about € 480 euro), exclusive leather seats (about € 1,500), curtains and sunshading rear window(about € 150). The price of the “Dynamique” version, which is the only one available at launch is € 28,000.
Powerplant, economy and technical details of the new Fluence Z.E.
Renault has decided to sell the Fluence Z.E. with a program that include leased battery pack, break down free of charge, plus some insurance services as an alternative car and one-night in a hotel for waiting the repair. These agreement will offer the disadvantage of running costs but solves the problems over degrading or drained battery pack. French carmaker stated the battery pack can be hired at a price depending on the market. For instance in UK the cost is £81 per month for up to 9.000 miles per year, while in Italy is € 82 for 72 months or up to 148 euros for one year and 25 thousand kilometers. Renault also claims that maintenance costs will be around 20 per cent less with its electric sedan compared to the other standard cars with conventional engines. What’s more owners don’t have to pay congestion charge where applied.