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Renault to Rollout Better Place Electric Car in Frankfurt

The new electric vehicle, which will be called the "Fluence," is based on the new generation Renault "Megane" sedan.

Published: 23-Jun-2009

Renault SA will unveil the prototype electric car, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which will be manufactured for Better Place's electric vehicle infrastructure in Israel. The new electric vehicle, which will be called the "Fluence," is based on the new generation Renault "Megane" sedan.

The new Renault electric vehicle will be equipped with a battery located behind the back seat with an opening beneath the trunk for swift unloading. Renault's brand name for the recharging method will be "Quick-Drop." The car will be distinguished from other "Fluence" models by unique external design features, and will be launched in Israel in the second half of 2011.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault will unveil three different methods of recharging the electric vehicle. The first involves recharging using a regular 220 volt socket designed for the home with 10 or 16 amperes. This method will take six to eight hours to fully charge the battery.

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