"We saw the future and it is electric...Renault is the most aggressive one in speed to the market and pricing: Fluence will go at 22k euro after 5k euro state rebate and with lease for battery at 79 euro per month. The idea is that after state rebate in France this full size family sedan EV will be priced similar to "thermal one" - as they call it. No hassle with the battery - it belongs to Renault. At recent gas prices in Europe, running cost for lease of the battery and electricity will be the same as for CE car for average usage. Actual total ownership cost will be lower, when you take into account the after sale service. Situation will change dramatically with higher gas prices. We think that it is the game changer for EV mass market acceptance."