Renault SA's plant in Bursa, Turkey, will produce the Fluence mid-sized electric car starting in the first half of 2011.
The sedan, which is based on the Fluence Z.E. Concept that debuted at the Frankfurt auto show in September, will be made on the same production line as the fuel-powered versions of the Fluence.
Bursa is the fourth and final production site chosen for Renault's planned lineup of electric cars.
The other production sites are in France and Spain. (See box, below)
Renault promises that the electric version of the Fluence will have the same starting price as variants with combustion engines because of Bursa's affordable labor and its proximity to key suppliers, which will help keep down logistic costs.
The Fluence will be launched in Israel and Denmark in the first half of 2011 then rolled out in other countries.