The Renault Fluence Z.E. 2016, 2017, is an electric car version of the Renault Fluence compact sedan,
part of the Renault Z.E. program of battery electric vehicles. It was unveiled by Renault at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Fluence Z.E. is outfitted with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery which allows a total all-electric range of 185 km (115 mi) measured on the NEDC combined cycle, with speeds up to 135 km/h (84 mph).
The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 22 kWh and weighs 250 kg (551 lb). The Fluence Z.E. is 13 cm (5.1 in) longer than the internal combustion model to accommodate the battery behind the rear seats. The planned Renault battery plant near Paris that will supply batteries for the vehicle was delayed due to technical constraints. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2012 and production of batteries is expected to be delayed to 2014 or 2015. Instead, Renault will have to buy batteries from a joint venture between Nissan Motor and NEC, and from LG Chem of South Korea.
There are several ways to charge the battery:
using 10A 220V-240V household mains power from a standard electrical outlet in 10–12 hours using 16A with a 3 kW public charge spot or specifically installed home charging spot in 6–9 hours
the battery uses a "QuickDrop" system that allows it to be quickly switched for a charged battery at a dedicated battery exchange facility. The Fluence Z.E. 2016uses a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil, weighing 160 kg (350 lb). Its peak power is 70 kW (94 hp) at 11,000rpm, while maximum torque is 226 N·m (167 lbf·ft).
The Fluences uses a PRND gate selector as well as providing a small amount of creep in 'D' to emulate the behaviour of traditional internal combustion engine equipped automatic transmission cars.
The Fluence Z.E.2016 was the first electric car enabled with battery swapping technology and deployed within the Better Place network in Israel and Denmark in 2012. A total of 948 Fluence Z.E. cars were deployed in Israel and around 400 units sold in Denmark through May 2013, when Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Since 2011 a total of 3,935 units have been sold worldwide through October 2014. The Fluence Z.E., called SM3 ZE in South Korea, is the most numerous electric car of the South Korean car parc, with 1,604 SM3 ZE sold till December 2015. Approximately 6,000 Renault Fluence Z.E. have been sold between 2011 and 2016 Car rent in Phuket http://thai-sale.com/car-rent/