Renault Fluence Z.E. leaves the production line image

Renault has recently pulled the plug on the Fluence Z.E. because of poor sales of the electric sedan, which has been introduced back in 2011.

The French based automaker Renault has recently stopped the Fluence Z.E. production after almost three years since it has hit the assembly line in the company’s OYAK facility, in Bursa, Turkey. The model in question has been sold in just 3,500 units and besides the slow sales, the company’s Israely partner battery-swap company Project Better Place has declared bankruptcy last year, in May. The car selling figures haven’t been enough to justify the continuing of the production.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. was being offered as a four-door sedan, with a front motor and front-wheel drive layout, taking its power form a 94 HP (70 kW) and 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque synchronous motor and a 22 kWh lithium ion battery. The model’s total range stood at 185 km (115 miles). France remains the top selling European market for the Fluence Z.E., after 709 units have found new owners over these years, out of the total 3,487 units sold worldwide. 948 units have been sold in Israel and 400 in Denmark.