06 May '13, 7pm

Renault-Nissan CEO Rejects Battery Swapping, Leaving Better Place Stranded

Renault-Nissan CEO Rejects Battery Swapping, Leaving Better Place Stranded

Renault has said the Fluence Z.E. will be the last battery swap car it makes. (Photo: Motavalli) It’s official: despite a tentative flirtation with the concept of battery swapping technology, Reanult-Nissan won’t be making any more battery-swap cars after its current battery-swap model, the Renault Fluence Z.E. sedan, ends production. That's according to Renault-Nissan C.E.O. Carlos Ghosn, from an interview late last week with Dutch website EnergiWatch . Currently the only real commercial application of battery swap technology comes courtesy of Better Place, the troubled venture-funded electric vehicle infrastructure company with battery swap stations in Israel and Denmark. But with Better Place relying on Renault for a supply of swap-ready Fluence Z.E. sedans, the company's future (beyond only the small markets where it now operates) looks very limited. A Heavy Reliance o...

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