Apparently the Z.E. is London’s first all electric car that is used as private hire vehicle. There have been attempts to run green car hire companies for London but it has had moderate success. If the Fluence Z.E. proves popular among car hire clients, it may lay a foundation for a new lucrative business niche.
Electric cars like Renault Fluence Z.E. makes perfect sense for London – they can do 115 miles on a single charge (that’s if you’re lucky) and being a full-size five-seater, the car doesn’t compromise on safety or creature comforts.
Both car hire companies – Climatecars and Green Tomato Cars – expressed excitement about the delivery and suggested they might be adding more electric cars to their fleets during 2012.