Renault plans to sell only electric cars in Europe in 2030. But it has a condition

Renault is another brand that announces its transition to pure electromobility. However, the Dacia subsidiary is in a different position.

In recent months, many carmakers have unveiled their plans to move to pure electromobility, at least in European markets, where electric cars are widely promoted due to strict emission standards. Renault is now joining these manufacturers, wanting to sell only electric cars in Europe by the end of the decade.

“Renault will be 100% electric in Europe in 2030,” Renault CEO Luca de Meo announced at a recent presentation. This is an acceleration of plans to electrify the brand, until recently the carmaker’s management claimed that by the end of the decade, electric cars would account for 90% of its sales in Europe.

However, Luca de Meo also admits that Renault also has a “Plan B” in case the market situation does not allow the brand’s goal. The French carmaker is thus to be prepared for a situation where conditions in Europe will not allow a transition to pure electromobility. We need to talk about the lack of charging stations or the high price of electricity. In that case, Renault would continue to sell internal combustion engine cars in European markets after 2030, as it continues to plan in non-European markets. They are not ready for electromobility yet and will not be by the end of the decade.

Of course, Renault’s strategy is also linked to the further expansion of the range of electric cars. It has previously been revealed that it will arise modern Renault 5 as an electric small hatchbackwhich will replace today’s Zoe. Modern is also planned Renault 4 as an urban SUV with electric driveto be an alternative to Captur. The Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric electric crossover will start selling this year.

Renault also has a Dacia, which is more difficult to switch to electromobility. The Romanian manufacturer focuses on affordable cars, which is still not very good with electric drive. After all, the electric Dacia Spring presents itself as the most affordable electric car on the old continent, but it is still much more expensive compared to competitors with a conventional internal combustion engine.

That’s why Dacia’s plans are different from the parent brand. “Dacia will be electrified as soon as possible, in a way that respects the brand’s value-for-money offer,” says de Meo. That’s why in her case, there is no talk of another electric car next to Spring. Listed this year In any case, the Jogger crossover will also be available as a hybrid from 2023.

At the same time, Renault is already the number one manufacturer that plans to end the sale of internal combustion engine cars in Europe by 2030. Recently, such a plan was announced by rival Peugeot, such a strategy was previously presented by Ford or Volvo. Bentley and Rolls-Royce will switch to electric vehicles by the end of the decade. This is also related to the fact that manufacturers want to be prepared for the time when the European Union would ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines, which could happen by 2035.

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