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Renault Fluence ZE Electric Car Built For Better Place Discontinued …

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2012 Renault Fluence ZE car (European model) at 2012 Auto Show

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Au revoir, Renault Fluence Z.E .

You among the first electric on the market, and you ve lived through Place s bankruptcy, but now you re gone.

reports that Renault has discontinued its electric sedan, has sold little more 3,500 units since on sale in 2011.

Most of its troubles have from the bankruptcy of battery-swapping Better Place. The car had been around the battery-switching concept, involves dropping the upright pack through the bottom of the car and another installed.

Better based in Israel and Denmark, had plans to sell tens of of cars through its network, but in the end plans never materialized. has previously claimed it was unfazed by the but it s clearly reduced the vehicle s

MORE: Better Place Service Files For Bankruptcy

In to the Israeli firm, Fluence sales were never in the first place, Renault s never desirable, nor competitive, nor enough to really break like partner Nissan has with the Leaf.

The upright ate into trunk space, and in sedan sales are relatively low compared to their hatchback making the Fluence Z.E. a product in an already niche

Luckily for Renault, the Fluence a relatively minor investment. costs were split technology firm Samsung Renault partner) and its Fluence-based SM3 ZE vehicle is apparently doing in the South Korean market.

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In itself, the Kangoo Z.E. the Zoe subcompact and the Twizy commuter are all selling in greater numbers. Zoe have now passed 10,000 just one fifth of Renault s but among the better-selling EVs in Europe.

Cumulative Twizy sales now surpassed 12,000 units, but car too is stumbling, selling just a in 2013 of its 2012 sales

Still, the news isn t all bad, for electric car buyers on a budget it s now to pick up used examples of the Fluence Z.E. for as little as $ in some European countries just a couple of years


For that sort of price, it s easy to overlook the bland and drive.

Magnifique!

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