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Renault, Dongfeng to produce electric vehicle in China

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Renault | posted September 29, 2015 17:19

Renault-Dongfeng EV will go into production in 2017

Last 2013, Renault and Dongfeng Motor inked a contract for a new joint venture company which would locally produce vehicles in China.

As part of the joint venture between the two automakers, Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) has announced plans to produce its first electric vehicle in China.

According to DRAC, the electric vehicle will be based on the Fluence Z.E. and it will go into production at the Wuhan plant in 2017. DRAC adds that the company's first electric vehicle will be “commercialized under a local Dongfeng brand for the Chinese market only.”

However, DRAC has yet to release the specs of its first electric vehicle, but the Renault Fluence Z.E. measures 4748mm long, 1813mm wide and 1458mm tall with a wheelbase of 2700mm. It is equipped with a 22kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that generates 95 PS and 226 Nm of torque.