Renault pauses electric Megane output on parts shortage, China lockdowns – Automotive News Europe

April 19, 2022 by No Comments

PARIS — Renault has temporarily halted production of the Megane E-Tech Electric at its factory in northern France, citing a parts shortage and COVID-19 lockdown measures in China.

Megane production at the factory in Douai, France, has been stopped from April 14 until April 25, a Renault spokeswoman said. 

“The semiconductor crisis accentuated by the lockdown measures in several regions of China is putting the supply of Megane E-Tech Electric parts under pressure, especially battery components,” Renault said in an e-mail on Tuesday.

Renault expects to deliver the first production models to customers in May. 

The Megane E-Tech Electric is Renault’s first compact full-electric passenger car. It is a centerpiece of CEO Luca de Meo’s strategy to focus on the higher-profit compact segments rather than small cars, where Renault has been dominant.  



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