Renault has signed a letter of intent on electric vehicles (EVs) with the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France.
The Group has strong presence in this region, with four plants. This agreement marks the starting point of a study heralding a Regional Plan for the Development of Electric Vehicles for Businesses and Consumers.
The Regional Plan for the Development of Electric Vehicles makes provision for the appointment of an Electric Vehicle Project Manager, along with a study on equipping Regional fleets with electric vehicles, and a project for installing charging infrastructure for EV use.
The plan will be supported by the MEDEE (Maîtrise Energétique des Entraînements Electriques), a research unit set up to develop technological innovation with the emphasis on energy efficiency, in coordination with the I-TRANS unit, set up to promote innovative forms of transport. Particular emphasis will be placed on training and innovation.