The French manufacturer intends to become a key player in electrification in Europe. What announcements are made by Renault?
Renault eWays – The day after the Losange’s communication about its Gigafactory, Luca de Meo and Renault white-collar workers took the floor to clarify the group’s electrification strategy, through the Renault eWays event.
Among the announcements made on June 30, 2021, it should be remembered that Renault promises the greenest mix on the European market in 2025, with over 65% electric and electrified vehicles and up to 90% of electric vehicles for the Renault brand in 2030.
The ex-Régie launches Renault ElectriCity : an ecosystem located in the North of France, associated with the Group’s MegaFactory e-powertrain in Normandy. In addition, a strategic partnership with Envision AESC is established for the establishment of a gigafactory in
Douai in order to produce the latest technology batteries, at a competitive cost and with low carbon emissions, from 2024.
A joint project with the French start-up Verkor will also see the light of day to co-develop a battery
high performance, integrated into a local and sustainable value chain by 2022.
On the technical level, Renault announces the use, for its future electric models, to a standardized cell architecture on all segments, for reduce costs by 60% at battery pack scale by 2030. It will also be deploy a compact electric powertrain allowing a 30% reduction in costs production and 45% on energy losses, i.e. up to 20 km of additional range for an electric vehicle.
Renault also promises toaccelerate the democratization of electricity with popular and therefore affordable models, with no less than 10 new vehicles launched in the medium term. Two icons will have the heavy task of promoting entry-level vehicles: Renault 5, produced at a cost 33% lower than that of ZOE, as well asan SUV taking the features of the 4L and baptized 4Ever.
For its part, the C segment will switch to 100% electric, and will start with the introduction of the Mégane E-Tech Electric in early 2022.
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