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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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Comments (9)

 alessandro alessandro
These "alliances" killed Renault. That car looks like an average globalist crap. A cultural pollution.
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September 15, 2009 5:25 pm
 mickey_f1 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.
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September 15, 2009 10:56 am
 Get_real Get_real
More promising than any Renault in a very long time.
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September 14, 2009 11:05 pm
 melih melih
rear reminds me Insignia !!
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September 14, 2009 11:01 pm
 nederina nederina
what's wrong with nissan's design lately? i mean renault
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September 14, 2009 10:52 pm
 Renegade Renegade
In a strange way, it looks good.
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September 14, 2009 10:49 pm