Renault wants to become an e-brand by 2030 - in Europe

Renault wants to become an e-brand by 2030 - in Europe

"Renault will be 100 percent electric in Europe by 2030," CEO Luca de Meo said at a media event at Renault's engineering center near Paris. In June 2021, Renault had stated a target of 90 percent pure e-cars by 2030, so that has now been upped to 100 percent, according to de Meo.

However, Renault is keeping a small loophole open for Dacia: the low-cost brand could still sell cars with combustion engines after 2030, if a lack of charging infrastructure or high electricity prices do not yet allow a complete switch to pure e-drives.

According to media reports, de Meo described the backdoor as "Plan B", saying Dacia would be electrified "at the last possible moment" and in a way that respected the brand's "value for money". The Renault boss also gave no details on other markets outside Europe.