Samsung sought the support of French automaker Renault-Nissan for its SM3 Z.E. electric auto. 1st unveiled at the 2011 Seoul Motor Display in South Korea, the SM3 Z.E. is a Samsung-precise variation of Renault’s Fluence Z.E. electric powered automobile (also centered on a gasoline-run Fluence sedan manufactured until finally 2015) that debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Vehicle Clearly show. It was recognized back then as the initial contemporary electrical motor vehicle with battery swapping know-how, and it was the UK’s most economical electric car or truck in 2012.
Having said that, Renault withdrew the Fluence Z.E. in France in February 2014, according to Environmentally friendly Motor vehicle Stories – just in time to make room for the brand’s most recent vary of E-Tech electric powered vehicles. As Renault has held an 80% stake in Samsung Motors given that 2000, the French automaker fashioned RSM (Renault Samsung Motors) with Samsung to construct a neighborhood variant of the Fluence Z.E. in Busan, South Korea, which it known as the RSM SM3 Z.E.
By 2016, Samsung’s all-electric sedan was so well-liked that a single out of three EVS in South Korea was an SM3 Z.E. It was the only midsized all-electric sedan in Korea, and RSM had no issues offering 1,767 units of the SM3 Z.E. from 2013 to 2016. The South Korean federal government produced it their official government car, and it also grew to become the taxi of choice in Seoul city.