7 things you should know about Renault’s electrification plans
By 2030, Renault plans to have up to 90% electric vehicles in the Renault brand mix. In 2025, the company aims for over 65% of electric and electrified vehicles in the sales mix. The ingredients to make this a reality: a new gigafactory, a standardised cell footprint, a highly efficient e-powertrain and a new electric Renault 5 that will cost 33% less than the Zoe.
Renault also plans to revive the Renault 4, dubbed 4ever. In total, the product portfolio will be extended with 10 new electric vehicles.
“On top of efficiency, we are betting on iconic designs such as the beloved R5 to bring the Renault touch to electrification: making electric cars popular,” said Luca de Meo (pictured), CEO, Renault Group.
7 things you should now about Renault’s EV plans
- Renault created Renault ElectriCity, a new entity that combines the Renault plants in Douai, Maubeuge and Ruits, various supplier facilities and that will be supplied with cost-competitive batteries from a new gigafactory in Douai
- For the C and D segment, the CMF-EV platform should offer a range of up to 580km WLTP. For the B segment, the range should go up to 400km.
- Renault aims to drive battery costs down, with a target below $100/kWh in 2025 and even under $80 by 2030, with the arrival of all solid-state batteries.
- Renault is developing a more compact e-powertrain that integrates the e-motor, the reducer and the power electronics, resulting in 45% less volume, 30% less cost and 45% less wasted energy.
- The iconic Renault 5 with a modern and electric twist will have a 33% lower pricetag than Renault’s bestseller Zoe. The Group also plans to revive the R4, currently named 4ever.
- Vehicle-to-grid technology enable energy to be pushed back to the power grid from the battery of an EV. This way, a car that is connected 8 hours per day could generate a value of up to €400 per year through V2G.
- Vehicle batteries will be given a second life as stationary battery storage. Renault plans to collaborate with car rating agencies so that the residual value of batteries is taken into account in used-car market transactions for a value of up to €500 per car.
Photo: Luca de Meo, CEO, Renault, presenting Renault's electrification roadmap