Is a Brand With 123 Years Of Existence, Which Has Always Been Distinguished By Its Ability To Innovate, Democratizing Technologies, Making Them Accessible To All




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It all started in 1898, when Louis Renault drove his Renault “Voiturette” up Rue Lepic in Paris with astonishing ease. That ease came from one of his inventions, the first gearbox. Since then, this has been Renault’s DNA, to innovate and democratize the use of technologies that contribute to comfort, driving pleasure and sustainability. From the turbo engines in the 60s, but whose patent was owned by Louis Renault dated 1908, to the first cars with electric windows (Renault 16), with on-board computer (Renault 30) with voice commands (Renault 11), with navigation system (Renault Safrane), the first minivan on the market (Renault Espace), among many other innovations.

More recently, Renault has been a pioneer in electric mobility. It was 10 years ago that it began marketing its first 100% electric models, because it soon realized that the challenge of sustainability could only be overcome by leading by example.
Thus, we immediately identified three major environmental challenges:
1. Fighting global warming by reducing greenhouse gases
2. To preserve natural resources, optimizing their use and reuse;
3. Health, by reducing pollutant emissions.

Through its Environmental policy, the Renault Group is also an agent in the preservation of biodiversity.

Keeping these topics in mind, in Renault Group we have developed a voluntary environmental policy. We aim to be at the heart of the action, as it is a daily responsibility to prepare a better future. We do this by anticipating and managing environmental issues on a voluntary basis so that they can become opportunities for new services and/or technological innovation. Renault Group is aware of the challenges and has used its DNA as an innovative generalist car manufacturer, to build its environmental strategy. We advocate a sustainable mobility model that is accessible to all and uses high-performance ecological processes.

Renault Group is today rightly recognized for the work it has been developing in the transition to electric mobility and it was this recognition that led the Regional Government of Madeira and the Electricity Company of Madeira to invite us as a partner for mobility in the project “Porto Santo Smart Fossil Free Island”, which aims to make the island the first territory in the world free of fossil fuels.

In Portugal, Renault has been headquartered in Oeiras since 2005, a city whose aims and vision we share. We believe that the future is bright and as part of the Renault Group’s Renaulution strategic plan, we aim to offer the “greenest” range on the car market by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2040*, because the planet needs us and belongs to everyone and for everyone.

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