Carlos Ghosn sort of hinted that this day would come. And the Better Place bankruptcy didn't help either. For a variety of reasons, Renault has stopped making the Fluence Z.E. in Turkey. The car is still alive, but it's no longer Renault's flagship EV sedan.

Renault's Maya Vautier told AutoblogGreen that, "We did stop producing [the Fluence Z.E.] in Bursa, Turkey last November. However, we've concentrated its manufacturing to one plant, in Busan, Korea (where it's sold as SM3 EV), to produce it closer to the Asia-Pacific region, key market for this model."

Vautier said this change will have "very little impact" on the overall work happening in Bursa, since that plant still makes the gas-powered Fluence as well as the Clio, the Symbol and powertrains for other vehicles. It also "doesn't call into question our EV strategy," Vautier said.

Renault has worked hard to make the battery-swap-capable Fluene Z.E. a thing, giving out over 21,000 test drives at the first EV test center in Europe, the company's Z.E. (zero emission) Center in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, near Paris.


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      • 1 Day Ago
      I am driving one, and its great.Much better than any similar C class models. I will never go back to ICE car.
      Marco Polo
      • 1 Day Ago
      @ AndY1 Congratulations on your VX1. I'm always glad to hear of faithful Vectrix fans , keeping their maxi-scooters running, and still 'riding on electrons'.
      AndY1
      • 1 Day Ago
      Renault did almost everything wrong they possibly could. 1. Twizzy is an unheated cart, which is completely unusable in the winter. It's shock absorbers are so hard, it's shaking all the time. I rather drive my Vectrix any time. Soft, smooth and can go between the lanes of cars 2. Fluence = Better car = fail from the beginning. 3. Zoe. A really nice car, even though it arrived late, about 6 months later than promised, but that stupid battery lease no one wants. Add the fact, that it can't be charged from the regular outlet at 10A (you can't get an official 16A Schuko EVSE) and fail is complete. 4. Kangoo = the only bright star.
        Marco Polo
        • 1 Day Ago
        @AndY1
        @ AndY1 You can't "drive'' a Vectrix, it's a motor scooter. ( Vectrix also went bankrupt. )
      AndY1
      • 1 Day Ago
      Maybe I can't drive it, I can only ride it, but I still prefer Vectrix over Twizzy any day. The fact it went bankrupt doesn't change the fact, that it's a better vehicle for me and I still have it in pristine condition with a healthy Ni-MH battery pack.