Renault abandons ice

Renault abandons ice

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The head of Renault, Luca de Meo, said that the company will withdraw cars equipped with internal combustion engines from the European market by 2030, Automotive News reports. Thus, the elimination of internal combustion engines will be five years ahead of the ban on the sale of fossil fuel vehicles in the 27 countries of the European Union, which is likely to give Renault time to smoothly adapt to a changing market.

Renault will be “a 100 percent electric brand in Europe by 2030,” de Meo told a press conference at a Renault technical center near Paris. Back in the summer, the top manager called the goal of 90% electrification of the European model range by the end of the decade, but the company probably decided to speed up the process.

Now the Romanian “daughter” of Renault – Dacia – has only one electric model. This is the Spring crossover introduced last year, which is the most affordable battery car on the European market. The rest of the Dacia are still equipped with internal combustion engines.

At the beginning of 2021, Renault announced that it would launch at least four electric vehicles over four years as part of its Renaulution strategy. The first “green” novelty should be the Renault 5 EV – the serial embodiment of the 5 Prototype concept car. According to unofficial information, Renault will launch two more compact electric SUVs and a van next.

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