Groupe Renault is continuing to pursue its electrification plan which also includes the transformation of its factories. Precisely in this regard, & egrave; the news arrived that at the Renault plant in Cl & eacute; on & egrave; A new production line for electric motors has been inaugurated.
For the transformation of this plant, the French Group has invested 620 million euros since 2018 . Now, it produces engines for the Group's 100% electric and hybrid models. The factory of Cl & eacute; on coat & agrave; a very important role in Renault's electrification strategy. In fact, the establishment will have; a capacity production of over 1 million electrified motors per year starting from 2024, of which 500,000 electric motors and 510,000 hybrid motors.
NEW ENGINE EPT-160KW
From the new line of the Renault plant in Cl & eacute; on sar & agrave; produced the electric motor & quot; ePT-160 kW & quot; developed as part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. It has, as the name implies, 160 kW and will be; fitted to Renault's 100% electric models, including the Megane E-Tech Electric.
Starting from 2024, in this factory will depart & agrave; also the production of the engine & ldquo; ePT-100 kW & rdquo; which will be mounted on the future electric Renault 5 . From 2027 it will be; also built the new generation 200 kW electric powertrain, designed without rare earths and developed in partnership with Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive.
The expansion plan of this site also includes the hiring 100 new employees . To support its electrification plan, the French group is also working on training its staff. For example, just to Cl & eacute; on & egrave; The E-Mobility Academy was established. It is a campus that aims to train the plant's employees.
All these investments will allow Renault to offer a range of 100% electric cars in Europe by 2030. Jose Vicente de los Mozos , Renault Group Industrial Director, said:
The Cl & eacute; on plant, an emblematic site at the center of the Renault Group & rsquo; industrial ecosystem, & egrave; the largest production center for electric motors in France. Today we take another step forward in its conversion to electric. Produce this new electric motor for Renault M & eacute; gane E-Tech Electric & egrave; a great source of pride for the 3,228 employees of the plant. Cl & eacute; on & egrave; the perfect example of the Group's industrial transformation towards electric vehicles and their value chain, which involves our employees, social partners and local stakeholders. Also another electric motor of the future, developed in collaboration with Val & eacute; o, will be & agrave; assembled here, reinforcing the commitment of the Renault Group and its will & agrave; to root the activities of electric vehicles on French territory.
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