• Renault’s new CMF-EV architecture is able to return a range of up to 580 kilometres.
• For more affordable electric cars, Renault will use CMF-BEV platform, that offers range of upto 400 kilometres.
Renault has revised its sales target for electric vehicles in an effort to catch up with its European rivals. The French carmaker said that it is aiming to sell 9 electric vehicles out of every 10 cars by 2030.Renault Chief Executive Luca de Meo said the carmaker is also planning to launch as many as 10 new EV models in the next four years. Renault CEO claims that the new electric vehicles, based on purpose-built electric car platforms, will be much more cost effective EVs than what is being offered currently.
Ten new electric models will be developed and up to a million electric vehicles by 2030 from affordable city vehicles to high-end sporty vehicles. In addition to efficiency, we are using iconic designs such as the popular R5 to give electrification the Renault touch and make electric cars popular,” said Renault CEO Luca de Meo.
“The combination of these two partnerships with Renault ElectriCity will create nearly 4,500 direct jobs in France by 2030, while developing a robust battery manufacturing ecosystem in the heart of Europe,” the statement said.Envision AESC’s gigafactory in Douai will have a capacity of 9 gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2024 and with aim of reaching 24 GWh by 2030.The proximity of the Envision AESC’s gigafactory to Renault ElectriCity production sites at Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz, will create 700 additional jobs in the Hauts-de-France region.