French automaker Renault this week debuted the final design for the two first ever electric vehicles to roll off of its assembly lines – the Fluence Z.E. and the Kangoo Express Z.E. The company has yet to provide information on pricing, but is taking reservations now for those who want to be early in line for one of this cars.
Autoblog Green reports that both vehicles have a range of around 100 miles and that the “Fluence’s 22 kilowatt-hour battery charges in 6-8 hours from a 220 volt outlet or 30 minutes from a 32A/400V station.” The Fluence, which will go on sale in Israel, Denmark and the rest of Europe in 2011, while the Kangoo will be released in the early half of next year as well.
The Fluence will be powered by a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil. Peak power is 70kW at 11,000rpm, while maximum torque is 226Nm, while the Kangoo as a light commercial vehicle aimed at business users, will be powered by a 44kW electric motor that revs to 10,500rpm and instantly delivers peak torque, which is a constant 226Nm.