2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery
While it's sister company, Nissan, may still be chasing after hybrids and dreaming of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV), reports say that Renault has had enough. It's dropped the duo and has decided it wants to go steady with electric vehicles. Company COO Patrick Pelata has let it be known that all its research and development resources will be be strictly focused on battery-powered locomotion and that they hope to have a third of the Renault line-up electric in 10 years.
Renault is really serious about promoting its ECO² label (besides the funny ad). We can arguably say that the ECO² models are just the base versions with minor tweaks to reduce CO2 emissions, but the truth is that the French marque is betting hard on reducing those emissions.