Renault Fluence Review (2012)

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Renault Fluence Review

The car feels very normal to The Fluence is well able to up with the rest of the traffic, and quite responsive when you the throttle.

26 November 2012 SB

is determined to make a name for with its electric cars. It has three of the most interesting in the Twizy, ZOE and this family model, the Fluence. With a cabin and seats for five, the is a practical addition to the ranks of zero-emission cars, although the bit is debatable when the electricity from Britain’s fossil power stations.

Emissions are rated at zero at the but assessed at 66 g/km on a well-to-wheel

The Fluence is priced on a par with a size diesel car, means that it looks better value than other electric cars. is because Renault has come up a clever solution to some of the normally associated with vehicles. One is their normally high initial price when the £5,000 government has been subtracted.

Another is battery life, and a third is whether the car will hold its when the time comes to it.

To resolve those issues, has pitched a lower initial making the Fluence less to buy than rival models, but you are for ownership of the car, not of the batteries. remain the property of Renault, and you pay a charge for their use. costs from £75 to depending on your mileage.

For £75 a month you are limited to miles a year. The company responsible for any attention required to the batteries in good health, replacing them when reach the end of their working This also applies to any owner of the car, who must to pay the monthly battery hire

Of course the other drawback an electric car, the familiar anxiety’ concerning the risk of the pack running out of power you reach your destination, applies to the Fluence. But for those vehicle use is a daily commuter or family journeys that are not distance, this car could quite a lot of sense. It is qualifies for a tax disc and is exempt from the congestion charge.

The Fluence in a choice of two trim levels, and Dynamique, and is priced from to £18,395 those are the prices you pay the £5,000 plug-in car grant has lopped off the list price. of course, a monthly payment for pack rental.

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Under the skin, the is based on the saloon version of Megane, using the same chassis, but with some differences. It is extended by five to accommodate the bulky battery that is sited above the axle and adds a quarter of a ton to the overall weight. This weight inevitably affects the performance.

The car’s power from its electric motor is at 3,000-8,900rpm, and the maximum torque is ft at 400-2,500rpm. In common with electric cars, the initial feels quite lively, but performance is relatively modest. The top speed is 84 mph, which is by the standards of most other although plenty fast for a legal limit cruise a motorway.

Acceleration to the benchmark 62 mph takes seconds.

The car feels very to drive. The Fluence is well to keep up with the rest of the and feels quite responsive you press the throttle. There is an on the dashboard to advise you on how economically you are as an aid to eeking out battery life. The shows blue when circumstances and your driving mean that the drain on the is minimal, but the colour changes to red a heavier demand is being on the stored electrical power, as when you floor the throttle.

Maximum range between is 115 miles. If you’re heavy-footed, less.

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