Renault welcomes the support plan for the automotive industry
Following the announcement of the “Automotive Plan” on July 25 by the French Minister of Industrial Renewal, Renault would like to express its satisfaction on the measures proposed for clean and competitive vehicles.
25 July 2012 16:40
Commenting, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault, said: “ Renault welcomes the government’s determination to support the French automotive industry. The Group is especially pleased with the strong gesture made in favor of clean vehicles, and electric vehicles in particular .”
A pioneer in electric vehicles, Renault seeks to bring its customers a range of affordable electric cars. Renault is the European leader in electric vehicle sales. It is the only carmaker to market a complete range of four electric vehicles: Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., Twizy and ZOE.
With the production of ZOE at Flins (France) and Kangoo Z.E. at Maubeuge (France), 80% of the electric vehicles sold worldwide by Renault will be produced in France in 2015. The third-generation electric motor will be produced at Cléon starting in 2013.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has invested €4 billion in electric vehicles. It is the leading global carmaker in this area and the only one to have made investments of this size in this field.