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Renault Romania to start electric car tests at the end of 2010

Renault will start limited tests on electric cars at the end of this year, declared the commercial manager of Renault in Romania, Fabrice Cambolive, quoted by 0-100.ro., HotNews.ro informs. The company is carrying negotiations for the first tests with municipalities from several major cities, but this is only the first step. Jacques Chauvet, manager Euromed region with Renault, declared last autumn at the Frankfurt Motor Show that Renault is involved in discussions with a major city from Romania for testing 100 electric vehicles. But it was not known when the tests would begin or with what model, although the model would probably be Fluence ZE which will be manufactured in Turkey and would be launched in the showrooms from Romania in 2011.

“We haven’t made any progress in this respect. We await the car, at the end of this year, to present it and to drive it,” Cambolive declared, adding that “things go on well, but we shall have other details only in the second half of this year.” On another hand, Carlos Ghosn, CEO Renault – Nissan, has recently declared for BBC that the alliance invests a total of EUR 3 bln for the project of the electric cars, the objective being to reach an annual production of 500,000 units. Ghosn admits that the electric cars will enter the market gradually, not in force.

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