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    Renault Fluence Z.E. Concept 2009

    2009 Frankfurt

    FLUENCE Z.E. Concept

    · Fluence Z.E. Concept is a statement of Renault's intention to produce a range of zeroemission
    vehicles that meet the needs of all types of customer. Fluence Z.E. Concept is a
    genuine family car which demonstrates that attractive styling, comfort and space can go hand
    in hand with respect for the environment.
    · Fluence Z.E. Concept is an all-electric car with a range of 160km. The battery can be
    charged using one of three methods: a standard charge (between four and eight hours), a
    quick charge (20 minutes) or an immediate solution (three minutes) in the form of the exclusive
    'Quickdrop' rapid battery exchange system.
    · Fluence Z.E. Concept previews the forthcoming electric version of Fluence, and represents
    a solution to zero-emission motoring in the world of tomorrow.

    You don't have to be young, rich, single, trendy and living in the city to drive an electric car. Renault
    has proved as much with Fluence Z.E. Concept, a car aimed squarely at the single-car family father
    who would use the car every day to go to the office, but who would also want to take his wife and
    children to the country at the weekend. Therefore, the car needs to serve to an extent as a status
    symbol, but it must also provide enough interior space to function as a comfortable family car. The
    owner is environmentally aware, but wants to maintain his or her lifestyle and habits, too, without
    feeling guilty for it.
    Fluence Z.E. Concept meets this need. This status-enhancing, ecological family car claims a range of
    160km, while its battery can be charged on one of three ways, including the ultra-fast battery
    exchange option which takes less than three minutes. Fluence Z.E. Concept also allows the driver to
    make urban, country and motorway journeys with total peace of mind.


    The styling cues of Fluence Z.E. Concept combine the design language of motoring pleasure with the
    visual signature of Renault's range of electric vehicles.
    Fluence Z.E. Concept possesses dynamic lines, highlighted by a fluid character line which sweeps
    from the headlights to the rear shoulders. It is 4,820mm long, has a wide track of 1,672 mm, is wellproportioned
    and exudes status-enhancing, elegant looks.
    Its identity as an electric vehicle is expressed through the graphic treatment of the cooling ducts, the
    fins of which are reminiscent of heat transfer surfaces, and this theme is echoed in different ways in
    the design of the headlights and motor cover. The photovoltaic cells located on the panoramic roof,
    dashboard and rear parcel shelf form a geometric grid pattern which has been carried over to the grille
    and seat upholstery.
    Fluence Z.E. Concept also clearly belongs to Renault's 'family' of electric vehicles thanks to:
    - its Atmosphere Blue body colour,
    - the specific luminous blue signature which features in the curved lower part of the body
    - the use of LEDs at the front and rear,
    - the design of its headlights,
    - the recess behind the logo on the bonnet.
    The headlights convey the same impression of softness suggested by the vehicle's overall lines and
    colour. They are a high-tech feature, too: beneath the 'eyelids' formed by the indicators, the beams of
    the main headlights are precise and piercing, with the light focused into a single beam by means of a
    system of prisms.
    The vehicle's status-enhancing credentials are further emphasised by the employment of chrome
    trimming for the belt-line and grille, as well as by its impressive 21-inch wheels. Blue polycarbonate
    hubcaps seem to slot into the aluminium wheels to create a spiral form which channels the airflow and
    improves aerodynamic performance.

    Fluence Z.E. Concept's warmly welcoming and refined interior is based on a combination of flowing
    forms, the use of soft, supple materials and a mottled ambience. Passengers are comfortably seated
    in four enveloping seats robed in light leather upholstery. The feet rest on a light blue translucent gel
    mat, while the brake and accelerator pedals, too, are covered in gel for a greater sense of comfort.
    When the doors open, the courtesy lighting recalls the luminous blue signature of Renault's electric
    vehicle range.
    The technology used for the dashboard is sophisticated and intuitive. A TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
    touchscreen displays multimedia information and essential journey-related information such as the
    navigation function and the location of the nearest 'Quickdrop' station. The display also provides data
    specific to electric vehicles, such as range optimization information, for example.
    The centre console incorporates two floating armrests and forms a fluid, rearward-flowing arc. At the
    front, the integrated central front armrest includes the stop/start button, the air-conditioning and
    volume controls, as well as the new touchscreen Samsung Jet phone. This phone comes with a
    hands-free function, and also enables occupants to listen to music or enjoy a film on the screens
    which have been built into the front seatbacks. The central rear armrest incorporates the climate
    control and volume controls, plus another Samsung Jet telephone and two remote controls for the two
    Significant care has also gone into the design of the door panels: the door handles echo the rounded
    form of the centre console and the electric window controls are flush with the surface, while the
    viewing screen for the rear-view cameras is integrated discreetly yet effectively.
    Fluence Z.E. Concept is not respectful of the environment simply because it runs on electricity.
    Indeed, the entire car has been thought through to optimize energy use:
    - the photovoltaic cells meet part of the car's energy requirements with a view to complementing
    the power supplied by the battery,
    - the headlights use high-performance electroluminescent diodes which deliver an excellent
    trade-off between efficiency and energy consumption,
    - the triple-zone climate control system allows occupants to achieve just the right settings for
    the two seats at the front and at the rear. The air vents also feature a dynamic lighting code,
    with blue representing the passage of cold air and red representing warm air,
    - the car's aerodynamics have been meticulously honed to minimize drag, including streamlined
    rear-view mirrors with integrated rearward facing cameras, a completely enclosed underside
    incorporating a diffuser at the rear, and spiral-form wheel rims,
    - Fluence Z.E. Concept runs on low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.
    Fluence Z.E. Concept is powered exclusively by an electric motor located near the front axle, in
    conjunction with a lithium-ion battery positioned between the rear seats and the boot. Renault's
    designers and engineers worked closely together to develop a safe, practical vehicle capable of
    accommodating a large enough battery to ensure good range (160km), while also providing sufficient
    carrying capacity to cater for the requirements of an active family (327dm3).


    The driver has three options when it comes to 'filling up' on energy:
    · A standard charge: takes between four and eight hours, via a charging socket situated on the
    outside of the vehicle.
    · A quick charge: in 20 minutes, using the same socket at specific charging points.
    · The exclusive 'Quickdrop' system: three minutes at a rapid battery exchange station.
    (For more detailed information concerning charging methods, see the Range Optimization chapter).
    Fluence Z.E. Concept provides a foretaste of the forthcoming electric version of Fluence, and
    represents a solution to zero-emission motoring in the world of tomorrow.
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    Last edited by 90ft; 09-15-2009 at 07:36 AM.

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    Type Electric
    Transmission type
    Direct drive with
    forward/reverse inverter
    Maximum power EEC (kW/hp) 70/95
    Maximum torque EEC (Nm) 226
    Type Lithium-ion
    Range (km) 160
    Power steering
    Electric variable-rate power
    Rims (inches) 21
    Length (mm) 4,820
    Width (mm) 1,882
    Height (mm) 1,520
    Wheelbase (mm) 2,696
    Front/rear track (mm) 1,672/1,672
    Front/rear overhang (mm) 996/1,135
    Unladen weight (kg) 1,600
    Tyres 175/55 R21
    Boot volume (dm3 VDA) 327
    Body Protostyle
    Tyres Michelin
    Sealing Rehau
    LED lighting Osram
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    Last edited by 90ft; 09-15-2009 at 07:36 AM.

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    Apr 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Ugly. Normal Fluence was way better.

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