Renault and Nissan have announced a new long-term vision for India, increasing production and R&D activities, introducing electric vehicles, and transitioning to carbon-neutral manufacturing. An initial investment of US$600mln/ ₹5300 bln is planned to support the new projects, which will create up to 2,000 additional new jobs at the Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre in Chennai. The RNAIPL factory will become carbon-neutral with a significant increase in renewable energy generation. The announcement was made at an official ceremony in Chennai by Nissan’s Director, Chief Operating Officer, Ashwani Gupta, alongside officials from the Tamil Nadu Government.
Guillaume Cartier, Chairperson for Nissan’s Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania region, said that Renault and Nissan are committed to the Indian market, with new vehicles, R&D activities and new export markets. The Nissan line-up in India will reflect their global power in high-quality SUVs and EVs, bringing greater value to their employees, customers and communities.
Renault and Nissan are introducing six new models to India, including three for each company, built on common Alliance platforms and with an international hub in Chennai. This will boost plant utilisation to 80% and create thousands of jobs at the RNAIPL plant.
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