Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has told Reuters that the electric-powered Fluence (known as the Renault Fluence ZE) is being planned for production in China.

The proposal is being discussed with Chinese authorities, and if the government gives the green light, Renault will build the car for a Chinese brand, he said, according to the news agency.

He didn’t say what Chinese brand, but Renault has a joint-venture in China with Dongfeng Motor Corporation. Dongfeng-Renault finally received approval in December to locally assemble Renault cars in the People’s Republic, after a gruelling 10 years of operation.

But the Renault Fluence ZE hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves – according to JATO Dynamics, less than 60 units found European homes in the first half of 2014, Reuters reports.

A few soldiers from the French carmaker’s all-electric ZE (Zero Emissions) army are here in Malaysia – Fluence ZE, Twizy and Zoe – none of which you can buy at the moment.

Built in Turkey, the Fluence ZE arrived here quite some time ago to undergo trials, and while there has been little word of it since, its 2.0 litre petrol-powered sibling launched here in May.