PARIS – With Renault SA’s decision to produce an electric vehicle based on the Twizy concept car in Spain, automotive history is made. The 2-seater, fore-and-aft-car segment officially will be born in 2011, just four years after the French company Lumeneo SA introduced its Smera electric car in the back room of the Geneva auto show. The Smera will reach the market first, but the baton for volume industrialization of fore-and-aft seating has been passed to major auto makers. Renault, ...

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