Renault’s electrical division could bring together 10,000 employees in France.

In February, the manufacturer announced that it was thinking about separating electrical and thermal activities “to improve efficiency and performance.”

The Renault Group said on Thursday that by 2023, Renault’s electrical division in France and its thermal division abroad will each employ 10,000 people, or about a fifth of its global workforce.

Like Ford, which will consolidate its electrical activities under the name “Model“In February, Renault announced that it was considering separating its electrical and thermal operations.”in order to improve its efficiency and performanceThe diamond brand is due to present the findings of these reflections to investors in the fall of 2022, but Renault gave some details about the scope of each of these poles in a press release Thursday. In 2021, the group had about 157,000 employees worldwide (including 45 000 in Russia, which the group has been trying to leave since the start of the war in Ukraine).

Strengthen the potential of technology

Autonomous educationElectric vehicles and softwarewill include French engineering (part of the Gaiancourt Technocenter, Renault Software Lab, Lardy (Essonne) plant and other facilities under study in Ile-de-France), industry (three plants in ElectriCity, plus a plant in Cleon, in the north) , as well as support functions associated with this activity. Another organization will combine its activities and technologies in the field of thermal and hybrid engines and transmissions, based outside of France, with its Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Brazilian, Chilean engine factories, as well as research centers in Spain, Romania, Turkey and Brazil.

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The Renault Group is convinced that combustion engine vehicles, hybrids and plug-in hybrids benefit from significant long-term prospects and market entry in Europe as well as international markets.“, – emphasized the French group. He has “aims to enhance the potential of its technologies as well as contribute to the development of low emission fuels, LPG… and thus create a world leader in powertrains (engines) serving the automotive industry.“. Consultations on these studiesperformed with all relevant functions at the group level and in the countries involved” and “development of these strategic reflections will continue in the social dialogue“, the group stressed, as the first strike hit Lardy’s tech center in February, the CGT union denounces future displacements.

Next Tuesday, Renault executives will also present their project to their Japanese partners Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors during their alliance’s board meeting in Japan. Nissan says:supportRenault initiative, but not yet ready to accept such an organization. “This is too earlyBecause, while Europe, Renault’s main market, is clearly moving towards all-electric vehicles, Nissan is also actively present in North America, China and Japan. where markets are developing at different paces in terms of electrification, he justified.”We focus on electricity (…), but we also need to focus on thermal equipment, because today this accounts for 92% of our customers.Mr. Gupta insisted.

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