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Renault is reducing the price of its EVs

Renault previously announced that it plans to launch seven new electric cars by the end of the decade, in an effort to return to the throne on the domestic market in the segment of electric vehicles. The compact hatchback Renault Megane E-Tech with a lower price thanks to a government subsidy could help them in this.

In an interview with Reuters, Renault sales director for France Ivan Segal said: “The main focus of the Renault brand in 2024 is to go back on the offensive in the electric vehicle segment, since we are currently second.”

The French carmaker is currently third in the domestic market with almost 18,000 electric Meganes sold last year, while other manufacturers have achieved much better results. Tesla has sold 25,000 Tesla Model 3s and more than 37,000 Model Ys, and is the leader in the French electric vehicle market. The second is the Chinese brand MG, which sold 20,000 units of the MG4 compact hatchback in its first year on the French market.

Renault’s response in the effort to regain the position of the largest car seller in France will be the electric SUV Scenic and the electric Renault 5, which is expected in the summer. Also, the reduction in the price of electric cars (subsidy) should contribute to this, making them more accessible to a larger number of customers compared to the main competitors (Tesla and MG). Now the price of the Megane E-Tech will be 34,000 euros, or 29,000 euros with the subsidy.

Megane E-Tech is based on the CMF-EV platform and is powered by an electric motor with 218 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. It is equipped with a 60 kWh battery that enables a range of 280 miles (450 km).

Source: Reuters

Renault will launch five new cars in the next 8 years

Renault has announced that by 2031 it will launch seven new electric cars. It’s part of a long-term electrification plan, and the cars will be manufactured at the newly established electric vehicle and software company, Ampere.

It all started two years ago when Renault presented the all-electric Megane E-Tech, and soon the new fifth generation Renault Scenic E-Tech, the new Renault 5 EV and 4 EV, and the Renault Twingo EV will arrive on the market. The remaining two cars will be replacements for the Megane E-Tech and Scenic E-Tech. Currently, Renault’s factories have a production capacity of 400,000 vehicles per year, with the goal of increasing it to 620,000 vehicles per year by 2028. The goal is to reach 300,000 sold electric vehicles by 2025, and one million by 2031.

All cars will be built on new platforms, AmpR Small (CMF-BEV) and AmpR Medium (CMF-EV), and will be from the A, B and C segments. Expectations at Renault are high, primarily because research shows that subcompact and compact cars will represent 3/4 of the electric vehicle market by the end of the decade.

Also, the long-term goal of Renault’s recovery plan is to reduce production costs by 40% in the next five years, and the plan also foresees a reduction in battery production costs by 50%, electric motors by 25%, and lower platform production costs as well. Body production costs will be lower by 15%, and logistics costs by as much as 50 percent. In this way, Renault wants to achieve equality between electric models and those with ICE by the end of 2028.

Source: Renault