Renault has reorganised its French factories to lay the groundwork for what will become the largest electric vehicle production centre in Europe. The first model born from the initiative will be the new Megane E-Tech Electric, which will roll off production lines later this year.
The company has reorganised its facilities at Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz into the “Renault ElectriCity,” which aims to produce 400,000 electric cars per year by 2025, creating an extra 700 jobs in the process. The move also has the backing of the French trade unions.
Essentially, Renault’s restructure is all about efficiency. The factory in Douai will assemble the company’s electric passenger cars, building the upcoming Megane E-Tech Electric and two more models for the B-segment and C-segment.