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Renault is marching forward with its electric vehicle plans, and wants to be the first European carmaker to offer such models on a large scale by 2011. The main weapon helping the French company in this endeavor will be the Fluence Z.E.

After being presented in concept form at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the car has now been pictured in production-ready form, and will appear on the market in 2011. It will be manufactured at the Bursa, Turkey plant, alongside regular Fluence sedans.



The Renault Fluence Z.E. electric vehicle will use a motor capable of 95 HP and 166 lb-ft (226 Nm) of torque. Autonomy is pegged at 99 miles (160 km) and the top speed is limited at 83 mph (135 km/h). Its batteries can be charged at a 220 volt socket, for around 6 to 8 hours, at a 400 volt one, which will take just 30 minutes, or by using the QuickDrop system, which replace the battery pack with a new one in just 3 minutes.

At first, the Fluence Z.E., alongside its more utilitarian-inclined Kangoo Express Z.E. will be leased in certain countries, but sales might begin soon after that, depending on the interest of customers.

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During the conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, last weekend, about climate change and how developed countries will take measures to lower their emissions, Renault took the change and presented two fully-working prototypes of its Fluence and Kangoo Z.E electric vehicles, which are planned to arrive around 2011 in select European markets, like Denmark or Israel.

The prototypes will travel around Europe and stop in various cities, where potential customers can test them out and see if it is worth waiting and saving up for the eco-cars, which are part of the French company’s push onto the EV market, which isn’t fully developed on the old continent.



In case you didn’t read our first article about the Fluence Z.E., it will be built at the Bursa plant in Turkey, alongside the regular Fluence, and will be powered by a 93 HP motor, which develops a torque of 226 Nm available from the start. The lithium-ion battery will be mounted behind the back seat, reducing the trunk space of the model, and also adding to the weight. It can be charged in three ways, either through a conventional 220V socket, which will completely charge it in 6 to 8 hours, through special quick charge stations which have 400V sockets, completely filling it up in 30 minutes, or by using the QuickDrop system, which in three minutes sees a brand new battery mounted in your car.

Overall, the new Fluence Z.E., alongside the other models Renault has planned for the EV market, is looking extremely interesting.

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What you can see in these photos is Renault’s new advertising campaign, which started a few days ago in France and which will be aired in 29 countries. The star of the ads are the new Renault Kangoo and the Simpsons, who try to show what a great family car the new Kangoo is. Nice touch from Renault, especially with the Simpsons being such a funny family.

See more photos of the advertising campaign after the jump.

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