Though Renault may be a French manufacturer, it can boast a number of roots in Spain where it already produces the Megane Hatchback, the Megane Estate, the Modus and the Grand Modus. Now it plans to take its green car production to another level in the country.
It has chosen to manufacture the Twizy ZE Concept at Valladolid, which is 150km north-west of Madrid, with production due to start in 2011.
The plant has been chosen due to its expertise in compact car production as it currently produces the Modus and Grand Modus, as well as a share of New Clio output. The company also hopes to produce its future electric vehicle in Spain as close as possible to the sales market in order to simplify logistics.
The news follows on from Renault recently assigning production of the Zoe ZE Concept to Flins in France (see article) and is a further sign of the company stepping up its efforts in electric car production. The company also announced last month that Valladolid would be allocated production of a thermal engine in 2012, as well as a fuel combustion vehicle in 2013.