Renault to start building only electric vehicles for China

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Renault stated Tuesday that it would start building only electric vehicles for China’s passenger car market, moving away from conventional internal combustion engines and also its joint venture with Dongfeng.  The strategy shift comes after years of declining sales in China, where Renault hoped its 50-50 venture with Dongfeng, declared in 2013 and focused on […]

French car registrations declined by 72% in March due to coronavirus

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French car registrations dropped by over 72% in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown ordered by officials to fight the epidemic spread, France’s car industry association CCFA stated on Wednesday. Car registrations dropped by 73.43 percent last month at French automaker PSA which makes the Peugeot and Citroen brands. Car registrations at Renault dropped 71.60 […]

Mitsubishi could take Renault stake in alliance reorganization

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Mitsubishi Corp could possibly invest in Renault as part of scenarios being thought to reinforce an alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, two sources knowledgeable with the issue said. French newspaper Les Echos reported previously on Thursday, mentioning an unnamed executive knowledgeable with the discussions and other unnamed sources, that Mitsubishi, a conglomerate with […]

Renault suspends production at joint facility of Renault-Nissan in Chennai, India

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Renault India on Monday announced that they are temporarily suspending production at its alliance manufacturing facility in Chennai because of the spread of coronavirus. The French automaker did not mention the time period of suspension. “The health, safety and well-being of all Renault workers, dealers and other partners, their families and community at large is of […]

Renault, PSA can benefit from coronavirus measures, says French ministry

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French automakers PSA and Renault are entitled to take advantage from all measures put in place to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, France’s Finance Ministry informed Reuters on Wednesday. Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire have together evaluated the prospects of the auto industry and agreed to continue […]

Renault stops Spain operations following declaration of state of emergency

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French automaker Renault stated on Tuesday that it was halting operations in Spain after the declaration of a state of emergency because of the spread of coronavirus outbreak. “Groupe Renault has decided to stop its industrial activity in Spain for the duration of the state of emergency,” Renault stated. “This decision was communicated yesterday to […]

Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain halted due to coronavirus

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Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain have temporarily stopped production on Friday or were planning stoppages next week because of a lack of parts amid the coronavirus epidemic, company officials stated. Nissan’s two Barcelona plants stopped operations on Friday afternoon as a wheels provider was affected by a lockdown in the town of Odena nearby due […]

Renault to seek damages depending on Ghosn probe

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Renault stated on Monday it had submitted a civil-party petition after French prosecutors last week started an official investigation into alleged misuse of funds at the French automaker. “Renault (…) will continue to fully cooperate with the judicial authorities”, the company stated in a short statement, adding it reserved the right for seeking “damages based […]