Renault has been a pioneer in the production of consumer electric vehicles in Europe for the last decade, with many other manufacturers now trying to catch up with the hard work that they’ve put in. As early as 1995 saw Renault integrating plastics from recycling into its vehicles and in 2000 they started to run with a more circular economy to turn their waste back into resources.

Staying at production level sees their factories continuously striving to become as efficient and examples of environmental excellence within the automotive industry. Renault’s plant in Tangier has been recognised as a net zero facility that harnesses local wind power alongside thermal energy produced from biomass that comes from a residue of olive oil manufacturing. In 2020 alone it saw more than 86,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided. Elsewhere the Group’s factories are signing frameworks with renewable energy suppliers, and utilising energy efficient strategy.

The Group is working towards becoming carbon neutral by 2040 in Europe and 2050 worldwide with suppliers, at production sites, when used, and at the end of the life cycle.