Renault's powertrain strategy

Renault's powertrain strategy

18.02.2009: CO2 emissions: targeting a number one ranking in Europe In Renault's view, respecting the environment stands out as the key challenge to which the automobile industry needs to rise if it intends to survive in the long term. It is

CO2 emissions: targeting a number one ranking in Europe

In Renault's view, respecting the environment stands out as the key challenge to which the automobile industry needs to rise if it intends to survive in the long term. It is today vital to radically curb the fuel consumption of vehicles, while at the same time endeavouring to obtain zero CO2 emissions within the shortest timeframe possible. Renault believes it is essential to ensure that as many customers as possible have access to the most efficient technologies at an affordable price.

In 2008, Renault figured among Europe's three best-performing carmakers with regard to average CO2 emissions. Compared with 1995, Renault's average CO2 emissions have come down by 25 per cent, while in the same 14-year period its vehicles have also become safer and quieter. Renault's intention today is to become Europe's number one carmaker in the realm of CO2 emissions.

To achieve this, the group is focusing on two main areas:


! An unprecedented commitment to the development of electric motors as a breakaway technology. All-electric vehicles produce zero CO2 emissions on the road.
! New technologies for conventional engines and transmissions targeting a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.


- Julien COTTEVERTE ,Olivier FLOC’HIC -

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