In the latest episode of Robert Llewellyn's plug-in-centric show Fully Charged, the former Red Dwarf star takes the Renault Fluence Z.E. for a spin.
In terms of price, the Fluence Z.E. starts at £17,850 ($29,288 U.S. at the current exchange rate) in the UK. That includes the UK's £5000 ($8,005 U.S.) Plug-In Car Grant, but excludes the £75 ($123 U.S.) per month fee to lease the vehicle's battery. Still, at the price, Renault says the Fluence Z.E. is the "UK's most affordable electric car." With its electric motor churning out 95 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque and its range estimated at up to 115 miles, the Fluence Z.E. might just be the UK's most well-rounded electric vehicle, too.
So, what's the Fluence Z.E. like to drive? Well, after driving a pre-production version at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, we concluded that Renault did an "admirable job of keeping the whole thing feeling light and easy to drive thanks to a light steering wheel and the immediate torque of the electric motor." Llewellyn offers you 13-plus minutes of pure electric vehicle joy after the jump, so we'll stop wasting your time and let Llewellyn take you on an electrifying ride.