• Oct 17, 2011
We drove 'em both at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin, Germany earlier this year, and now it's the rest of the world's turn to strap in behind the wheels of the Renault Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. electric vehicles in one of the largest and longest media events for a plug-in vehicle we've ever heard of.

From September 29 through mid-November, Renault will present two of its electrified machines to the international press. The French automaker has chosen Portugal as the site for this colossal test drive and expects some 720 journalists from around the globe to come drive the 70 Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. vehicles on hand.

They'll come from far and wide, says Renault, with media types from all of Europe, and even far away lands, including Australia, India, China, Singapore , Israel, Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, expected to attend the 45-day test drive event. Why Portugal? Well, it's got chargers, loads of them.
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Renault shows electric in Lisbon


Renault chose Portugal to stage the presentation to the world press their electric models Fluence Kangoo ZE and ZE, refers to the Matador Records Bulletin magazine.

The presentation to the press started on September 29 and lasts until mid-November, with vehicles traveling between Lisbon (Airport) and Cascais (Hotel Onyria). Journalists from around the world will perform the first tests of the dynamic driving electric versions of the familiar Fluence and Kangoo passenger van.

According to the magazine "The fact that Portugal has a network of charging stations for fueling stations for electric cars was decisive for the choice of Renault benefit our country."

In all, about 70 cars provided for a total of 720 journalists from around the world. According to Matador Records Bulletin, more than 40 nationalities of journalists in Portugal, which include, in addition to all the nations of Western Europe and most of Eastern Europe, other countries far away as Australia, India, China, Singapore , Israel, Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

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