Instead of just closing its Flins plant, Renault will turn it into a “refactory” to promote circular economy by retrofitting ICE vehicles and recycling.
The retrofit part proposes to turn combustion-engined cars into electric vehicles, but that will be seemingly a limited part of the “retrofit” mission. Renault will reserve that mostly to professional customers and fleet owners to “extend significantly the life of vehicles.”
That implies simply keeping them running, not necessarily as EVs. In fact, Renault states the retrofit is the “conversion of combustion-engined vehicles to other less carbon-based energies.” In other words, they can become hybrids or plug-in hybrids, which would make retrofits a lot easier.
Interessante conceito, de facto….