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Renault Fluence dropped from Australian range

The slow-selling Renault Fluence has been dropped from the French car maker’s local line-up. Renault Australia corporate communications manager Emily Fadeyev this week confirmed that the company has “stopped ordering the current variant of the Fluence sedan”...

Renault Fluence ZE production abandoned

Production of the Renault Fluence ZE has been abandoned following the collapse of its electric infrastructure partner and minimal take-up of the battery-swapping electric sedan. Renault confirmed the official closure of the Fluence ZE’s assembly line in Turkey this week, eight months after the car maker halted production when Israeli partner Better Place declared itself bankrupt in May...

Renault Fluence: small sedan gets first facelift

The Renault Fluence has come in for its first facelift, but the changes are limited to minor styling and interior equipment tweaks. On the outside, the nip-tucked Renault Fluence gets a larger chrome grille with three horizontal slats, which mimics the Renault Koleos compact SUV, in addition to new alloy wheel designs (16-inch Dynamique/17-inch Privilege), new black-tinted projector headlights claimed to improve night-time range, and a rear chrome strip...

Renault Fluence ZE goes to a Better Place

The Renault Fluence ZE will die a premature death following the announcement earlier this year that the Better Place battery swap company was dissolved. Renault Australia MD Justin Hocevar confirmed that the local arm of the French brand has “no more battery swap [plans]” hinting that the death of Better Place will bury the Fluence ZE and with it future plans for other battery-swap models...

Renault Fluence Z.E. Australian launch stalled

The Australian launch of the battery-swapping Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car has stalled. Renault Australia today confirmed it has been forced to postpone the local introduction of the Fluence Z.E. “until further notice” after Israel-based electric vehicle network provider Better Place yesterday announced its decision to cut funding from its Australian program and conduct a wind-down of its local operations...

Renault Fluence Z.E. launch delayed due to infrastructure hold-ups

The local launch of the Renault Fluence Z.E. has been postponed indefinitely following delays with the rollout of Australia’s electric vehicle infrastructure. Renault Australia today confirmed its decision to set back the introduction of the Renault Fluence Z.E. until charge partner Better Place establishes a broader and more practically viable charging and battery-swapping network...

Crash test results: Jaguar XF, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Renault Fluence Z.E. miss top safety rating

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jaguar XF and Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car have all missed out on the maximum safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash testing. Five-star NCAP results have become commonplace in recent years for all types of vehicles, though the Grand Cherokee, XF and Fluence Z.E...

Renault Fluence Z.E. at Australian International Motor Show 2011

Renault has unveiled the Renault Fluence Z.E. at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The car features a fully electric drivetrain and a switchable lithium-ion battery setup. As part of the unveiling, a special announcement was made at the show with a partnership with Renault, GE and Better Place Australia...

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. to become UK's cheapest EV

Renault UK has revealed the price of the 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car ahead of its launch next year. Renault says the Fluence Z.E. will become the most affordable electric car on the market when it goes on sale for a driveaway price of £17,850 after the UK Government’s £5000 Plug-In Car Grant ($27,250, less the $7630 grant)...

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. battery-swapping electric car coming to Australia

The 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. will become the first electric vehicle in Australia that allows you to swap the battery in the time of a fuel stop and drive on with a fully charged car. Renault Australia will launch the Fluence Z.E. (zero emission) compact sedan in Canberra in the second quarter of next year...

2011 Renault Fluence released

Renault has released an all-new small to medium-sized sedan to rival the likes of Holden's Cruze. The new car was designed to offer comfort, space and European personality all at a reasonable price. Renault is hoping the new car will extend the brand's appeal by adding more variety to its lineup, offering three different trim levels, all with a 2...

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