Renault may make electric vehicles in China
Renault plans to cooperate with its partner Nissan in a wide range of areas, including procurement and production, as it prepares to begin producing cars in China in 2016. The French automaker is also considering to manufacture electric vehicles there.
According to Gilles Normand, chairman of Renault's Asia-Pacific business, local production will be important for Renault to beat the competition. With partner Nissan's help, Renault will be able to procure some 85% of its parts locally.
As mentioned a few days ago, through a joint venture with Dongfeng, Renault will begin producing SUVs and other vehicles in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in 2016.