Renault will produce the electric 4L and the Scénic in Hauts-de-France

The manufacturer made these announcements when, in early November, it had to specify the details of its internal revolution, the split between its thermal activities, which degrade, and electrical ones, which accelerate.

Renault confirmed on Thursday that it would produce its future Scénic and 4L electric models alongside the R5 at its Douai and Maubeuge (North) plants. With this announcement, the Renault Group emphasizes that it “definitely places France at the center of its activities in the electronics industry‘ the company said in a press release. The manufacturer made these announcements when, in early November, it had to specify the details of its internal revolution, the split between its thermal activities, which degrade, and electrical ones, which accelerate.

His new poleElectricCity”, which brings together three of its factories in northern France, already produces the electric Mégane (in Douai), to which the new battery-powered Kangoo will be added, and the electric model that will replace Nissan’s Micra, from Renault Partners. The diamond brand aims to produce 700,000 vehicles in France by 2024 and sell 100% electric by 2030.”Through a constructive social dialogue and the improvement of our industrial tool, we show that it is possible to lead the fight for competitiveness in France.said group boss Luca De Meo.

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1000 new hires since the beginning of the year

The group stressed that it had recruited almost 1,000 people in France since the beginning of 2022, out of the 2,500 planned for the 2022-2024 period. They are pursuing a huge austerity plan launched in 2020 to get the company out of the red zone with 2,500 job cuts, particularly in engineering. Near the “ElectricCityThe Alpine plant in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime) will produce the sports brand’s future SUV. On the supply side, the Sandouville (Seine-Maritime) plant will handle the new electric van Trafic and Batilly (Meurthe-et-Moselle) the replacement for the Master, as well as a partner’s vehicle. Le Mans (Sarthe) will build the chassis for the new vehicles.

After discussions about inflation, marked by strikes at many sites, the group signed an agreement with three unions (CFE-CGC, CFDT and FO) at the end of September.purchasing power support» this includes an extraordinary bonus of 500 euros (a «Macron premium», without social security contributions). In addition, there is a transport bonus of 100 euros, free health insurance for three months and the opportunity to resell three days of RTT with a 25% surcharge, i.e. a total of 1,000 euros for “the majority of employees“, according to Renault.

The CGT did not sign the agreement and assessed these measures “insufficientand call for a general increase of 5,000 euros per year. The group pointed out that it also brought forward the annual wage negotiations from February 2023 to December 2022.

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