• Sep 14, 2009
Renault Fluence Zero Emissions Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

The Renault Fluence is the model that is replacing the Megane sedan this year. The Megane, of course, is the vehicle that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is using to test Better Place's battery swap technology. Put these two facts together and it's no surprise that Renault is bringing the Fluence Zero Emissions Concept to Frankfurt this year, one of four pure electric vehicles that the brand will show off at the IAA. We don't know much about the Fluence ZEC aside from a new set of leaked images, but the grand, sweeping interior certainly looks like it'd be a thrill to sit in.

A Better Place connection for the Fluence ZEC is hinted at in this image, which shows a battery swap station that claims a three-minute exchange time to get a fresh pack. A production version of the all-electric Fluence using lithium-ion batteries is due in 2011, when an expected 20-40,000 units will be produced.



[Source: World Car Fans]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      How about that, my 07 Altima has a sexy younger sister. Don't try and tell me if she opened her door you wouldn't try to get in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      U.S. Please?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ooooh pretty!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's zero emission because no one will ever buy it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front of the car reminds me of the gtr
      • 5 Years Ago
      I honestly cannot wait for cars to start looking more futuristic. But, is the world ready for it? I think this car is fantastic!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Once you take away the show car glam, I think it looks like a Mazda 3. That said, I think it looks great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Best looking French car of the day. Citroen and Peugeot: Fail.
      • 5 Years Ago
      First glimpse of the car name read "flatulence" to me. But that wouldn't be zero emissions...
        • 5 Years Ago
        You weren't the only one who read that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love love love those green highlights. I wish manufacturers would get beyond the idea that cars have to be two colors at most.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want the times back when they made the Avantime and the Vel Satis.
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