[b]Renault to provide Better Place longer range Fluence ZE
Renault Denmark: The carmaker is developing a new and upgraded model of the Fluence ZE with a replaceable battery, which will be launched in September.
Renault SA (Euronext: RNA) will continue to support production and development of the Fluence ZE electric car with the fast battery replacement system for Better Place Inc., said a Renault spokesman in Denmark in response to remarks by Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn that the carmaker would focus on cars with fast rechargeable batteries.
Renault Denmark said that the company was developing a new and upgraded model of the Fluence ZE with a replaceable battery, which would be launched in September. The model will undergo an internal facelift like other Fluence models, as well being equipped with a more efficient battery and better power consumption to extend the car’s range between battery charges. The improvements recently appeared in the Leaf electric car, made by Renault’s alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. (TSE: 7201), which now has a theoretical range of 200 kilometers.