Launch of the production of the first electric vehicle at the Renault plant in Tangier

Iinaugurated by the king in 2012, the Renault factory in Tangier celebrated its 10th anniversary on Tuesday, September 13. On this occasion, the group announced, during a ceremony, the allocation of the manufacture of the first electric vehicle, Mobilize Duo, to the Tangier plant.

It is a vehicle designed to meet the needs of cities and car-sharing operators. 100% electric, compact and connected, Mobilize DUO aims to incorporate 50% recycled materials in its manufacture and to be 95% recyclable at the end of its life.

“Today we are celebrating a successful partnership that opens up strategic and promising horizons”, affirmed the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, speaking on this occasion. The Minister also indicated that Renault is once again consolidating its role as a driving force in the development of the automotive sector in Morocco, a sector which is making its transition towards electrification and sustainable mobility with sure steps.

“We have very specific ambitions to support the electrification of mobility. This is a new stage for the next ten years, where the achievements will be greater and more ambitious, and where Morocco’s market share will be increasingly predominant in the automotive industry”. Mezzour said.

For his part, the general manager of Renault Group Morocco, Mohamed Bachiri noted that the celebration of the 10 years of the Tangier plant is an opportunity to review the achievements of this site and of the automotive industry in the Kingdom, emphasizing the colossal challenge of starting up a factory “Greenfield” in particular on the human and industrial aspects, at the reference plant that it has become today in Morocco and as a pillar of the Renault Group’s industrial system.

The manager thus assured that this factory has established itself as the catalyst for the transformation of the entire Moroccan automotive industry, indicating that the factory has manufactured more than 2.3 million vehicles since its launch and promotes the “made in Morocco” to more than 70 destinations around the world.

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