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Renault's Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Charges Ahead

Date: 28 April 2010

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Executive Summary

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate plans. Since 1998, Renault has targeted improvements throughout the life cycle of its vehicles, which resulted in the firm cutting carbon emissions by 17.4% between 2004 and 2008. Industry leadership on end-of-life vehicle recycling saved Renault €400 million in 2007 alone, with the firm seeking to meet the ambitious target of producing 95% recyclable vehicles by 2015. Under the guidance of CEO Carlos Ghosn, the strategy has developed over the past four years to focus on revenue opportunities from the emerging European Electric Vehicle (EV) market. Renault is applying its cradle to cradle focus to new cleantech vehicles as it prepares to bring four EV models to mass market in 2011. The firm has set up an EV ecosystem consisting of over 50 partnerships, with innovators such as Avis, Better Place and Energie Acciona, to embed itself in the development of smart grid powered low carbon economies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RENAULT’S ELECTRIC VEHICLE ECOSYSTEM CHARGES AHEAD
Sustainability Is The Driving Force Behind Renault’s Strategic Plans
Life Cycle Management Is The Sustainability Framework For Renault
Cradle To Cradle EV Ecosystem Sets Up Renault For Success

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Renault’s Climate Change Initiatives Target Life Cycle Management
Figure 2. Between 2004 And 2008 Renault Cut Emissions By 12% Per Unit Revenue

COMPANIES MENTIONED

A123 Systems, A2A, ArcellorMittal, Avis, Better Place, BHP Billiton, Chevrolet, Compact Power Inc, Daimler AG, Energie Acciona, Fiat, General Motors, HP, Indra Investissement SAS, Key Driving Competence, M&S, NEC, Nissan, PE International, Renault, SITA, Toyota