The French automobile maker Renault has recently announced that the plan of constructing an electrical car battery plant nearby Paris is delayed. This announcement of Renault is a confirmation regarding the previous media report of French media.
According to the report of l'Usine Nouvelle and Les Echos that, as restrained by the technological respects, Renault's plan of starting up the electrical car battery plant in the 2nd 1 / 2 of 2012 might be delayed to 2014.
Renault and its cooperative partner Daimler will delay the release of the cooperative car Benz Smart For Two and Renault Twingo. These two categories of car were originally scheduled to release to the market in 2013 and now it has delay it till 2014.
It is reported that the new type of Benz Smart For Two and Renault Twingo will be given birth on the platform of Daimler, Renault, Nissan Edison. The New Benz Smart For Two will be manufactured in one of several factories in France while the new Renault Twingo will be manufactured in the Novo Mesto factory of Slovenia. Currently, the two parties are discussing the possibility of manufacturing Smart For Two in Novo Mesto factory.
In addition, Renault has executed new policies regarding the accessories of electrical cars such as engine, diesel turbocharger as well as other pipes. To guarantee the supply of electrical car battery, Renault will be purchasing electrical car battery from the automobile energy supply company. This Automobile Energy Supply Company is a joint venture of Nissan Company and NEC which are cooperative partners of Renault. What is more, Renault will purchase battery from Korean LG Chem. It truly is said that the CEO of Renault had signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the CEO of Daimler in April 2010 which stipulates that the two companies will co-share some technologies for the goal of lowering the developing and manufacturing cost.
The spokesman of the Renault Company has confirmed the report about the construction delay of the electrical car battery plant. However, he added that it would not influence the release of electrical cars in the future. It can be understood that the Renault Company has intended to introduce to the market electrical car models, Fluence, Kangoo and Twizy in the next 50 % of 2011. It will release Zoe electrical car in 2012.
Besides, the spokesman of Renault Company refused to reveal the specific operating date of the battery plant. Nevertheless, he claimed that the construction project of the battery plant will begin with the other quarter of 2012.
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