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Renault converts the Cléon plant to electric

2022-07-05T17:47:26.769Z

The group is reinventing this engine specialist factory to gradually move away from combustion. In Cléon, near Rouen, the sign at the entrance to the Renault factory immediately sets the mood: “Welcome to the megafactory” . A nod to Tesla's industrial sites. Especially the assertion that the French manufacturer wants to put the turbo on the electric car. This factory, which has only been manufacturing engines and gearboxes for more than sixty years, is not starting from scratch. For several



In Cléon, near Rouen, the sign at the entrance to the Renault factory immediately sets the mood:

“Welcome to the megafactory”

.

A nod to Tesla's industrial sites.

Especially the assertion that the French manufacturer wants to put the turbo on the electric car.

This factory, which has only been manufacturing engines and gearboxes for more than sixty years, is not starting from scratch.

For several years, it has been producing engines for the Zoe or those for the electric versions of the Twingo and two utility vehicles (Kangoo and Master).

But the ambition is now much stronger.

“34% of the engines manufactured at Cléon were electric in 2021

,” says Jose Vicente de los Mozos, industrial director of the group.

We will rise to 60% in 2024 and 100% in 2030.”

This means more than tripling the production of non-thermal engines within three years.

Go from 317,000 units in 2021 to more than 1 million in 2024 (500,000 electric, 510,000 hybrid).

A necessity…

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Source: lefigaro

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