French auto giant Renault has announced that it will make its first electric vehicle in China. The announcement comes as a part of the joint venture between Renault and China’s Dongfeng.
Under the new joint venture, DRAC (Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company) will produce an electric vehicle that is based on the Fluence Z.E. The electric car will be produced at the Wuhan plant in 2017 and will be commercialised under a local Dongfeng brand. This new model will be limited to the Chinese market.
DRAC currently plans to have an annual output of around 150,000 cars from the Wuhan facility. The agreement is part of the will of both Renault and the Dongfeng Group to propose mobility solutions for sustainable development.