Renault Fluence electric vehicle
Photo: Hillel Posek

Better Place electric cars put in garage

Calcalist learns electronic control system in some of vehicles displayed alert signal after cars were disconnected from charging system. Better Place: It's not a malfunction, just incorrect signal

Dozens of Renault Fluence electric vehicles distributed to Better Place employees in a formal ceremony just two weeks ago were sent last week to the Renault repair shop.


Calcalist has learned that in some of the vehicles a warning signal would come on after the car was disconnected from the charging station. Better Place employees who drove the cars said the signal turned off upon ignition.


Better Place said in response, "We are in the pre-launch stage and the move was done in accordance with the international manufacturer's instructions to enable the company to learn about the vehicle and further inspect it.


"Most of the cars were brought in for periodic scheduled inspections which have been underway for some time now and which aim to inspect the vehicles prior to the launch of the Better Place array.


"The signal light came on only in several of the vehicles and this is not due to a malfunction in the vehicle itself but an incorrect signal which does not demand repair at a repair shop.


"Renault representatives are overlooking the entire process, and we will continue to bring cars in for inspection and learning."


This report was originally published in Hebrew by Calcalist



פרסום ראשון: 02.05.12, 14:41
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