In its quest for electric vehicles, Renault wants to more than double sales of its electric models this year.
The French brand plans to boost electric vehicle sales to over 350,000 in 2021, according to two unnamed sources who spoke to Reuters. This will include 150,000 battery electric vehicles and 200,000 hybrids.
Carmakers are under pressure to reduce emissions from their vehicles, especially in Europe. The main way to do this is to electrify your models. Regulations are becoming stricter and the adoption of electric vehicles is so widespread that both Audi and Mercedes have said they will no longer invest in the development of new generations of internal combustion engines.
Renault will need more electric vehicles to increase sales. The French brand has promised an electric Megane, as well as retro-styled Renault 5 and 4 electric vehicles coming soon. Renault Group plans to offer a total of 10 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of its Renaulution plan, which reflects the automaker’s future strategy.