Koln, 19. April 2010 – As if someone had flipped a switch barely two years ago, it is considered by many to be a foregone conclusion that electricThe future belonged to the EOLAB, without details such as battery costs, infrastructure or the well-to-wheel balance having been satisfactorily clarified. Renault’s boldness may also be due to the privilege of generating most of its electricity in France with nuclear power, which is good for the CO2 balance. Now the carmaker is presenting the future series versions of Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Rapid Z.E.
The new Renault Fluence Z.E. measures 4.75 meters in length and is 13 centimeters taller than its sister model with an internal combustion engine. According to Renault, this made it possible to integrate the removable battery pack behind the back seats without restricting the space available to rear-seat passengers. The trunk of the Fluence Z.E. holds 300 liters. The wheelbase is 2.70 meters, the same as for the normal sedan. The disadvantage of the arrangement is a relatively rear-heavy weight distribution, which shows that the Fluence is not exclusively designed as an electric car.
The Fluence Z.E. by its paint finish in "Energy Blue" blue, which the uninitiated call light blue. In addition, there are all kinds of e-mobile cosmetics such as a blue shimmering Renault rhombus or particularly aerodynamic wheel covers, so that the Fluence can drive a little further. In the dashboard, a display with information on the electric drive replaces the tachometer. The gearshift lever can be set to one of the following positions "Forward", "Reverse", "Neutral" and "Park" Place.