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Renault Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. Ready for Preorder
Renault has revealed the finalized production designs of Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Express Z.E. - - two of its forthcoming electric car models.Customers wishing to be among the first to run on electrical power can preorder their electric vehicle online at www.renault-ze.com.
Aware of the impact that motor vehicles can have on the environment over their complete life cycle, Renault has been working actively for many years to achieve ongoing improvements regarding the ecological footprint of a vehicle at every phase of its life (production, on-road use, recycling).
Renault estimates that electric vehicles will account for 10 per cent of the world market by 2020. The Alliance is investing €4 billion in its zero emissions program and a 2,000-strong team (1,000 at Renault and 1,000 at Nissan) is already working on electric vehicles.
The French carmaker will supply the first two markets in Israel and Denmark with at least 100,000 vehicles over the first five years. Renault dealers in Denmark will handle sales and service while Better Place will handle distribution in Israel.
Renault plans to produce the lithium-ion batteries needed by the EVs in France, the U.K., Portugal, Japan and Tennessee after an initial period of purchasing them from AESC, a Nissan-NEC joint venture.
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