Mr Luca de Meo, boss of Renault, has claimed that the French firm will become the “greenest car brand in Europe” by 2030. De Meo has even gone as far as promising that nine of 10 cars they sell will feature an electrified powertrain.
Although there were no specifics given on HOW Renault would become the ‘greenest’ car firm in Europe, speaking during a Renault Talks online presentation, de Meo said the “success of the group’s turnaround depends heavily on our ability to reposition the brand for sustainable mobility.”
While De Meo looked back on the brand’s history of producing both small cars and electric cars, he added: “We are a warm and human brand. We have everything in our DNA to equal what the world is looking for: a more responsible, sober shared model after decades of fast fashion and over-consumption”.
“This is our way of interpreting modernity,” he continued, “Modernity is about anticipating what customers really value and expect from mobility.”
What electric cars have Renault produced?
1) Zoe E-Tech electric – Winner of the Car of the Year Awards 2021, The Zoe E-Tech can travel up to 239 miles on a full charge and has been said “It’s also small enough to use in town and practical enough to allow you to take the kids to school and throw all the shopping in the boot”.
2) Kangoo E-Tech electric – This unique-looking vehicle is 100% electric and offers a generous load capacity and up to 143-mile driving range. These electric motors are famous for their ultra-low running costs and all the benefits of owning a Renault electric vehicle.
3) Renault TWIZY – While this vehicle may not be everyone’s first choice, the Twizy offers a perfect alternative to a city car. This fully electric is classed as a quadricycle – a cross between a motorbike and a car – and the passenger sits tandem behind the driver.
Renault is growing it’s range of E-Tech hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Hybrid versions of the new Arkana SUV coupé and the Captur will be joining the already adapted Clio E-Tech hybrid and Captur and Mégane estate plug-in hybrids.
Volvo and several rivals have pledged to become “EV-only” by 2030, whereas Renault’s strategy will be dependent on market demand and could be a mix of electrified and electric vehicles. Renault is planning to electrify a number of their models and in addition, it still has the popular Zoe EV, which is likely to be joined by an electric version of its new Megane later this year.
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