170 teenagers discover the electric vehicle on the Ile Seguin thanks to Renault and Schneider
Ile Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, March 19, 2013 – As part of Industry Week, Renault and Schneider Electric, with the support of the Boulogne-Billancourt town council and the SAEM Val de Seine Aménagement, invited 170 pupils from local high schools to discover the Ile Seguin site.
19 March 2013 14:00
The third Industry Week, organized by the Ministry for Industrial Renewal, is an opportunity for French companies to invite the nation's youth to discover manufacturing industry and its employment prospects in a series of open days, professional forums, educational workshops, games and competitions focusing on manufacturing, conferences and debates.
The open day on the Ile Seguin was an opportunity for these 170 youngsters to learn all about electric vehicles and charging stations, and to gain an insight of how the automotive industry has evolved towards "electro-mobility" since the start of the century, in four educational workshops:
- A tour of the pavilion on the Ile Seguin, during which they discovered the past, present and future of this emblematic site, the industrial history of the island and its conversion into a sustainable urban development;
- Test drives at the wheel of electric vehicles on the Renault ZE center's test track on the Ile Seguin;
- An introduction to the trades and training available in the automotive industry, organized by Renault and the ANFA, which funds training in the services branch of the automotive industry;
- Educational activities on Schneider Electric's charging station for electric vehicles.
The open day allowed Renault and Schneider Electric to introduce the electric vehicle, from charging stations to everyday usage, and to present some of the new cooperative partnerships in this fast-changing industry.
Present in 118 countries, Renault, with its partner Nissan, is aiming to become the leading provider of zero emission mobility solutions by being the first carmaker to propose a complete range of electric passenger cars and LCVs at an affordable price for the greatest number. Renault has launched its Zero Emission range, which includes Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE, released in 2011, followed by in 2012 by Twizy, an innovative urban quadricycle, and ZOE, which will be mass marketed on across the network in March 2013. Renault employs 127,000 people worldwide and posted revenues of €41,270 million in 2012.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is a worldwide specialist in energy management. Present in more than 100 countries, it supplies integrated solutions for numerous market segments. The Group occupies a leading position in Utilities and Infrastructures, Industry and Machine manufacturing, non-residential Buildings, Datacenters and Networks and the Residential segment. Driven by the ambition to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and clean, the Group's 140,000 plus employees posted revenues of €24 billion in 2012 by helping individuals and organizations to make the very most of their energy.
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