19 May '11, 9pm

Bibendum 2011: Overview, introduction and one tiny EV

Bibendum 2011: Overview, introduction and one tiny EV

Renault Fluence Z.E. wins the challenge Bibendum 2011 May 19, 2011 A Renault Fluence Z.E has taken first place on the podium in the 300 km inter-city Challenge Bibendum 2011 rally. In doing so it took the title not only from high-performance electric roadsters but also from hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles. The Fluence Z.E.'s entire well-to-wheels CO2 output calculated by Michelin's team of experts, was 57 g/km, or 8% better than the vehicle's homologation figures. This victory demonstrates that Renault's 100% electric technology, whose price makes it accessible to the largest number of people, is also the most efficient. In addition to this first place, Renault Fluence Z.E. also won 5 other trophies: Renault Fluence Z.E. rose to 1st place in the manoeuvrability test on theADAC circuit. In the hands of Gregory Fargier, a test driver in Renault Sport Technologies, it achieve...

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