The Renault Fluence Z.E. has been spotted in China as a Dongfeng model ahead of a 2017 launch.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. has been spotted in China as a Dongfeng model ahead of a 2017 launch.

It was only a few days ago when the Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company joint venture in China disclosed plans to launch a fully electric sedan and now the vehicle was caught on camera without any camouflage. They mentioned it will be based on the Fluence Z.E. and as you can see it appears to be simply a rebadged version which makes us wonder why they said it will be out in 2017 since all the work has already been done, unless this is some sort of test mule although we doubt that since the interior looks complete.

We remind you Renault phased out the Fluence Z.E. in Europe at the beginning of 2014 when Israeli partner battery-swap company Project Better Place declared bankruptcy and also because sales were very low. If the China-only version will use the same hardware, expect the electric sedan to have a 95 PS & 226 Nm electric motor and 160 km (99 miles) range thanks to a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Additional images are available at the source link below.

China-spec Renault Fluence Z.E. spied without camouflage