Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault group, spoke at a press conference at the Renault Technical Center in Paris. The automotive group will join other brands, such as Ford or Mini, which have already made announcements in the Same direction. Full electrification now has a date.
Luca de Meo alongside the 100% electric Renault R5 concept // Source: Renault
Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault group, spoke at a press conference at the Technocentre in Guyancourt. The automotive group will join other brands, such as Ford or Mini, which have already made announcements in the same direction .
Renault also joins the manufacturers who will only sell electric cars from 2030, everything has just been confirmed. This all-electric Renault offering will only be available in Europe. Indeed, on the rest of the markets, the diamond firm will continue to sell thermal cars, even if the offer will be increasingly reduced.
The project Renaulution
The announcement, which comes a year after the announcement of the Renaulution project, is analyzed as an acceleration on the part of Renault. Same observation for the other brands of the group – Dacia, Alpine and Lada in Russia – which will be electrified but at a more moderate pace.
This plan is accompanied by results, with 2 billion euros less in fixed costs. Jobs have been eliminated (6,300 employee departures scheduled between 2020 and 2025), the cost of developing future vehicles has also been reduced, and finally Renault has simplified its range. In short, this transformation has a high cost, it must make it possible to restore profitability.
Last year, Renault announced its brand new Renault Megane E-Tech, very ambitious with its CMF-EV platform but also the Android Automotive OS, but also the Dacia Spring which is the cheapest electric car on the market. The French group also mentioned the success of the Arkana E-Tech.
Renault will soon announce the successor to the Kadjar, it is an SUV named Austral. A first silhouette was unveiled this month. It will be completely unveiled in the coming weeks, to face the Peugeot 3008. In total, up to 27 new vehicles will be marketed in the group by 2025.
In 2014, Renault should announce what appears to be the successor to the Zoé – its end has been recorded for 2024 – this Renault R5 concept will first be based on the Alliance’s new CMF-BEV platform. This nostalgia card – which should also apply to an electric Renault 4 – is gradually taking shape.
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