In the factory Renault’s Cléon the new production line of electric motor “ePT-160kW”which debuted on the new Mégane E-Tech Electric. The Renault Group has invested 620 million euros since 2018 in the Cléon site to industrialize the Group’s 100% electric and hybrid engines. The French site will have a production capacity of over 1 million electrified motors per year starting from 2024, of which 500,000 electric motors and 510,000 hybrid engines.
Cléon Renault electric car engine factory
In Renault factory in Cléon the new engine assembly line is operational “EPT-160 kW”which was installed after a refurbishment that affected approximately 8,000 m2.
The manufacturing facility includes 4 assembly lines And 2 wrapping lines for a production capacity of 120,000 engines per year which, thanks to the flexibility of the plants, could reach i 240,000 engines a year. In this factory they work 228 employees, to which are added the 100 new hires announced in 2022.
Since 2015, the Cléon plant has been producing the electric powertrain of Renault Zoe, Twingo E-Tech Electric, Kangoo E-Tech Electric And Master E-Tech Electric.
Starting in 2024, production will be expanded with the addition of the “ePT-100 kW” engine of the future Renault 5 electricand, starting in 2027, with the 200 kW electric motor new generation, designed without rare earths and developed in partnership with Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive.
Renault electric motor assembled and produced in Cleon
The new electric motor “EPT-160kW”, Developed as part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, with a power of 160 kWwill be fitted to Renault’s 100% electric models, including Mégane E-Tech Electricproduced in the factory of Douai at the ElectriCity Center. This new generation engine is of type wound rotor synchronouswith a better performance than the permanent magnet motor.
Furthermore, the absence of rare earths guarantees its supply, reducing its supply at the same time environmental impact and production costs. More compact and lighter of Zoe’s engine, delivers more power (96 and 160 kW) and better torque (300 Nm).
Renault electric motor assembly photo
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