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Renault advances circular economy reuse, remake, recycle business

2022-12-01T14:46:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The pioneering initiative will reduce the resource, energy and emissions intensity of a car’s lifecycle since some components can have a second life as used, reconditioned parts.

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Renault to merge combustion engine ops with China’s Geely, create listed EV business

2022-11-08T14:12:00+00:00By Peter Murphy

The French and Chinese automakers will develop and produce internal combustion engines for their own products as well as for other automakers.

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Stellantis, Renault see profit in new business divisions for component re-use

2022-10-17T11:18:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The initiatives aim to increase recycled content in new vehicles while establishing a closed loop for the relatively expensive and scarce minerals in EV batteries.

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Renault drop in energy use since early 2021 equivalent to closing a factory

2022-09-06T10:05:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The reduction in energy use includes an even higher cut in the automaker’s consumption of currenlty-scarce natural gas.

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Automotive battery manufacturing and supply chain 2022: Risks, regulation and resiliency

2022-07-28T13:15:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The latest AMS battery report forecasts production capacity, analyses suppliers and materials, and shows why OEMs and suppliers are forging new partnerships

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Renault and Vitesco partner on compact EV power electronics unit

2022-07-18T17:51:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

The automaker will partner with Vitesco to produce power electronics units, part of a trend of OEMs, supplier and battery producers partnering to ramp up EV and battery output.

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Renault and China’s Minth Group form JV to produce EV battery casings

2022-06-27T19:56:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

France’s Renault and Chinese component maker, Minth Group have announced a joint venture to produce casings to house batteries in electric vehicles.

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European automotive manufacturing in an age of disruption

2022-04-04T11:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

European automotive production is in a state of flux and continued disruption. The accumulative impact of continuing coronavirus-related problems, the prominence of Asian productivity, and now war threatens to cause further damage to automotive manufacturing, Jason Dunn reports.

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Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict

2022-03-25T10:16:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week

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OEMs end production in Russia over Ukraine invasion and mounting economic pressure

2022-03-09T14:32:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The Russian Federation has received a historic international response after launching a full-scale Ukraine invasion on February 24. As governments and supranational authorities look to macerate the Russian economy, several global vehicle manufacturers have ceased operations in Russia amid the ongoing conflict.

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Electrifying Europe: new EU ‘Fit for 55’ legislation effectively bans petrol and diesel engines by 2035

2021-08-16T17:47:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The EU’s latest salvo against the automotive industry to mitigate against climate change will eliminate ICEs and transform automotive manufacturing

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Renault to partner with Geely to manufacture hybrid vehicles in China and South Korea

2021-08-09T22:22:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Renault has agreed a framework with Geely to share vehicle platforms and production for hybrid vehicles in Asia, including using Geely plants in China and localising Lynk & Co platforms in South Korea.

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Renault signs two major partnerships for the design and production of EV batteries

2021-06-29T10:57:00+01:00By AMS

Renault has entered into a strategic partnership with Envision AESC as it sets up a gigafactory in Douai, to support manufacture of latest technology, low-carbon batteries, and signed a MU with the French start-up Verkor to co-develop and then manufacture high-performance batteries

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Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location.

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Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis 2021: How lithium-ion battery demand and production are reshaping the automotive industry

2021-06-03T18:08:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Download this report for forecasts of lithium-ion battery demand, analysis of battery cell factories and insight on EV battery manufacturing and sourcing. 

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How the European automotive industry aims to build back semiconductor and chip supply

2021-05-04T10:25:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet

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Renault joins Veolia and Solvay in closed-loop battery recycling project

2021-03-23T11:15:00+00:00By AMS

Together with power provider Veolia and chemicals company Solvay, Renault is setting up a trial plant in France to recycle batteries from electric vehicles (EVs). The plant will be able to extract and purify end-of-life EV battery metals.

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Renault assembly network future under review as management announce cost-saving programme

2020-05-29T14:59:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Renault has launched a business transformation plan which includes a 18% cut in production capacity 

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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Viewed from the “lighthouse”: Renault plants connected to smart production

2020-03-16T16:28:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Recognised by the WEF Global Lighthouse Network, Renault’s deep dive into industry 4.0 has launched a plethora of active improvement projects

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