Renault has delivered its 1,000th all-electric car today, at the 2018 edition of the São Paulo Motor Show. The Renault ZOE will be part of an electric carsharing study carried out by MRV Engineering, in collaboration with Renault. The delivery was celebrated at the brand’s booth at the New Mobility zone, where the car manufacturer is exhibiting its electric cars ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo, in addition to projects developed by business customers using Renault cars.
“Delivery of our 1,000th all-electric vehicle in Latin America demonstrates our pioneering role in the segment. Since 2015 we have been marketing electric vehicles to companies with sustainability projects. For us, it is a pleasure to join another innovative initiative involving a vehicle of our zero emission range, said Luiz Fernando Pedrucci, CEO at Renault Latin America.
Renault leads the all-electric segment in Brazil, with more than 50% market share. On Tuesday (6), the brand announced, at São Paulo Motor Show, the beginning of the sale of the Renault Zoe to the final customers in Brazil.
“The collaboration aims at studying access to electric carsharing in real estate development projects in order to complement the transportation means available. Operating in different industries, MRV and Renault are teaming up to give an innovative and sustainable approach in the promotion of synergy between EVs and the clean energy generated by photovoltaic solar panels in MRV’s real estate developments”, said Raphael Lafetá, Institutional Relations Director at MRV.
Electric and connected mobility
MRV Engineering is the first building company to massively use photovoltaic solar panels in the low-cost housing segment. Collaboration with Renault is a new step towards the use of clean and renewable energy with a focus on mobility. In the first stage of the study, two units of the Renault ZOE will be made available to residents of MRV’s main housing development projects equipped with photovoltaic solar panels – one in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, and the other in São Paulo – as an alternative to other transportation means.
The cars will be shared through the use of the Renault Mobility app, which is being used for the first time outside in Brazil for tests. MRV Engineering is planning to make all common areas of its housing development projects self-sufficient by the end of 2022. The findings of a study carried out in Minas Gerais and São Paulo can become a reference for future projects developed by the building company in other condominiums, thanks to collaboration with Renault.
Present in over 150 cities, in 22 Brazilian states and the Federal District, MRV Engineering is Latin America’s top building company and Brazil’s top budget construction company. In operation for 39 years now, it has sold over 300 thousand condominium apartments. Its projects have a focus on sustainability and innovation and the quality of life of neighboring communities. As a result, it pioneers in the offer of photovoltaic solar power in the construction industry, with investments totaling more than half a billion reais in infrastructure works in the regions where it operates, in the last three years.
Renault: 20 YEARS OF LOCAL PRODUCTION IN BRAZIL
With a local production since 1998, Renault is posting consecutive market share records, which culminated with an all-time record in the period from January to September this year, when it reported 8.6% of market share. Renault Brazil’s footprint expansion is strongly connected with the success of the latest models it introduced, the Captur and the Kwid, which is the top-selling model in its class, with over 45% of market share among entry models in the compact segment in the January to September period.
The brand currently manufactures seven models locally: Kwid, Sandero, Logan, Duster, Duster Oroch, and Captur – all of them seen at the brand’s booth at the São Paulo Motor Show –, as well as the Master van. In 20 years of innovation in Brazil, Renault has made approximately 3 million cars and 4 million engines.
Renault Brazil’s Ayrton Senna Complex comprises four factories in the state of Paraná: a passenger car plant (CVP), a light commercial vehicles plant (CVU), a powertrain plant (CMO) and the aluminum die casting plant (CIA), which started to operate this year. Today, the Ayrton Senna Complex operates in three shifts, with 7,300 employees. In order to manage its societal and environmental operations, Renault established its Renault Institute, in 2010. Approximately 700 thousand people in Brazil benefited from the Institute’s activities focused on two pillars of activity – Sustainable Mobility and Inclusion.