New Renault Fluence release set for 2012

The Fluence Z.E. was first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 and is aimed at people who want a four door saloon, but also want an environmentally friendly car.

The Fluence’s engine offers 226Nm of torque and 70kW of power, which is equivalent to 95bhp. As well as having zero tailpipe emissions, if the Fluence’s was to theoretically give off C02 emissions it would be an average of 62g/km.

With a range of 100-120 miles off a single charge the Fluence is a perfect city-run-around. It also offers a top speed of 84mph.

Some of the features included on the Fluence include an on-board computer (which displays car battery charge and fuel consumption), integrated satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, climate control and cruise control. A lot of these fancy features can be controlled via the steering wheel.

Another feature of the Fluence is its blue tinted details which appear on its lights and fog lights, strip on the rear lights and on the Renault front and rear logos. These blue tints make the Fluence look very stylish.

The Fluence takes on average 6-8 hours to charge but via a quick charge station cam charge up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes.

With the new Polar charge points campaign you can pretty much charge your car anyway so you will never be left stranded. You can also have a charge station installed in your home by British Gas for about a £1000.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. prices start from £17,850 (after £5,000 plug in car grant) on the road, and costs an estimated £3 to travel 115 miles.