All-electric Renault trio on show at SMMT

23 March 2012 #SMMT News

The latest exhibit on show at SMMT is a trio of Renault electric vehicles from the company’s Z.E. range – Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Van Z.E. and Twizy – celebrating the selection’s presence in the new car market place.

The three vehicles will be sold independent of the battery, which is leased through Renault Finance. The contract package includes a guaranteed level of battery performance, regardless of vehicle age or mileage, as well as peace-of-mind roadside service. The Kangoo Z.E. and Fluence Z.E. have a range of around 100 miles, and the Twizy about 65 miles.

The ‘on-the-road’ entry level price for the vehicles on show ranges from £6,690 to £17,495, with monthly battery rental spanning £45 to £133 depending on mileage and length of term.

Government’s renewed commitment to ultra-low carbon vehicles was welcomed earlier in the year by SMMT following the announcement in January that the Plug-In Car Grant will be retained, with a new Plug-In Van Grant created – reducing the cost of eligible vans by 20% up to the value of £8,000.

Speaking after the announcement, Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive said, “The Plug-In Car Grant and the new Plug-In Van Grant send a strong signal to the global automotive industry about the UK’s determination to be a leading market for ultra-low carbon vehicles.”

For more details about the Plug-In Car Grant and Plug-In Van Grant, visit the ‘Future vision‘ section of SMMT’s Sustainability hub.

Click through to download the SMMT Electric Car Guide, or visit the OLEV website for more information about electric vehicles, the Plug-In Car Grant and Plugged-In Places.

Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.

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