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AutoBlog: Frankfurt Preview: Renault shows off Fluence Zero Emissions Concept

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Filed under: Concept Cars, Frankfurt Motor Show, Sedan, Renault, Alternative Fuel

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]

Frankfurt Preview: Renault shows off Fluence Zero Emissions Concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Those headlamps are puke-tastic and the green lighting elements look like huge smears of mucus down the side of the car.

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