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Renault Samsung Plans All-Electric SM3 in Korea

All-electric SM3 will travel up to 160 kilometers on a 250 kg lithium-ion battery that can be replaced through a fully automated battery station in less than 90 seconds.

Published: 03-Jan-2012

Renault Samsung, the local affiliate of French automaker Renault SA, said it plans to introduce the all-electric SM3 to the public in 2013 in what is to become the country’s first mass production of zero-emission cars, CEO Francois Provost said.

“We have plans to mass produce EV cars out of our Busan plant, we will confirm the details at the beginning of next year,” Provost recently told The Korea Herald.

Renault Samsung Motors CEO Francois Provost

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