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Renault confirms production of all-electric vehicles


The French automaker has confirmed production of the futuristic looking Twizy Z.E. city car (for Zero Emission) and the funky Zoe Z.E. sporty supermini

The Twizy Z.E. based 1+1 seater will be manufactured at Renault's Valladolid factory in Spain from 2011. Renault says the production version will remain extremely close to the concept model, which is powered by an electric motor that makes 15kW (20hp) and 70Nm of torque and drives the rear wheels.

The Twizy will be followed in 2012 by a sporty, all-electric supermini inspired by the Zoe Z.E concept car. It will be produced at the firm's Flins plant near Paris, France. Renault said that it expects that this urban model will account for two-thirds of the Group's EV sales in Europe.

The other two electric vehicles that Renault is planning to produce is the Fluence Z.E. compact sedan and the Kangoo Z.E. small van.

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