French automaker Renault has announced its plans to go fully electric in Europe by 2030. Last month, Peugeot which is part of Stellantis Group also announced to go all-electric by 2030 due to proposed EU-wide ban on internal combustion engines to be enforced from 2035. Europe is driving the change towards fully electric mobility faster than any other place in the world and most automakers including Ford and Opel have already announced their plans to adapt complete electrification starting from European markets.
The announcement was made by Luca de Meo, the CEO of Renault who was talking to journalists earlier this week during a media event at the company’s technical center near Paris. In order to achieve its goal, Renault will launch at least 4 fully-electric models by 2025. These include the Renault 5 EV, a compact SUV, a small crossover and a van. These will join the Zoe, which was Renault’s first mass-production electric vehicle, and the recently launched Megane Electric.
However, Renault is operating different brands under its umbrella and not all of them will go fully electric from that point. According to de Meo, Dacia will become electrified “at the last possible moment,” as they want to preserve its “value for money” philosophy. Plus there is no word about Lada yet, but as per de Meo’s statement it will be the last brand from Renault Group to go electric given the nature of the Russian market.
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