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Renault Fluence Zero Emission Concept First Look

 Renault Fluence Zero Emission Concept First Look
2009 Renault Fluence Zero Emission Concept

After confirming the Fluence production model, Renault is now set on introducing a zero-emissions version of the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Scheduled as one of the four ZE concept cars to be seen on the Renault stand, the Fluence Zero Emission Concept has a panoramic glass sunroof that may also act as a solar panel.

One of the teaser pictures shows the car seemingly heading into a sort of battery recharge station. Therefore expect a full electric vehicle and not some sort of hybrid. The powertrain would certainly be shared between the French conglomerate and its Japanese partner Nissan.

That means much of the driving technology could be the same as that found in the newly-revealed Nissan LEAF EV. The LEAF uses a set of laminated lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor making 90kW (122hp) and 80kW (109hp) respectively. The whole system makes a maximum torque figure of 280Nm. The word "Li-ion" appears inside the open boot which might mean this is where the battery pack is stored instead of the usual under-floor.

Watch this space for further details and photos.

 

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alessandro
These "alliances" killed Renault. That car looks like an average globalist crap. A cultural pollution.
Sep 15, 2009 5:25 pm
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mickey_f1
This Renault doesn't look very "european". To me this is a proof that korean and japanese designs are growing on everyone at the moment. And MAYBE Renault are heading for a return on the US market.
Sep 15, 2009 10:56 am
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politz
well, maybe this one doesn't look 'very european' because it was meant to be sold as a samsung in the korean domestic market. and yes, this renault is probably going to make it across the atlantic (or the pacific, if assembled in korea), since renault-samsung cars are most likely going to be sold as saturns in the u.s., now that penske is in charge of that american brand.
Sep 15, 2009 5:41 pm
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Get_real
More promising than any Renault in a very long time.
Sep 14, 2009 11:05 pm
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politz
the actual production version, based on the samsung sm3, has been doing the rounds in the internet for a while now. the leaked images show a very watered down design when compared to the concept, but still very convincing, coherent and elegant.
Sep 15, 2009 8:52 am
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melih
rear reminds me Insignia !!
Sep 14, 2009 11:01 pm
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nederina
what's wrong with nissan's design lately? i mean renault
Sep 14, 2009 10:52 pm
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Renegade
In a strange way, it looks good.
Sep 14, 2009 10:49 pm
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miika
Yes, it has nice shapes!
Sep 14, 2009 10:54 pm
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