Road test: Renault Fluence

James Batchelor
Renault's Fluence
Renault's Fluence


As opposed to the quirky Renault Twizy, the Fluence is the conservative electric vehicle in the French maker's range. Is it any good?

What is it

Eighteen months on from alliance partner Nissan and the launch of its Leaf, Renault now brings us the Fluence – and it's a whole £8,500 cheaper than the Japanese firm's offering. It was the first of Renault's electric cars to be launched, joining the Kangoo ZE van, and is the most sensible of the lot due to it being based on a normal Fluence (a Megane saloon not for the UK).