As a pioneer in sustainable mobility, Groupe Renault is taking a lead in the face of the environmental and climate situation by proposing concrete solutions that push back the boundaries
Thanks to the development of innovative technologies, Renault’s know-how in EV and the launch of the hybrid E-TECH and E-TECH Plug-in engines, the company is taking positive action right now in favor of a decarbonized world. The purpose is to contribute to the fight against global warming, to the conservation of natural resources and to the reduction of polluting emissions from vehicles. These three major challenges structure the commitment to a mobility model that is sustainable both for the planet and for its inhabitants.
Groupe Renault is committed in electric mobility by going far beyond the mere absence of exhaust emissions from its vehicles. The ambition is to work with the stakeholders in the energy transition to build a true electric mobility ecosystem, by using smart charging networks and giving batteries a second, stationary life, thus speeding up the development of renewable energies.
The Group is also the leader in the deployment of the principles of the circular economy on an industrial scale to reduce the impact on resources, by recycling materials in a short loop within the automotive sector, re-using parts, reconditioning components (engines, electric vehicle batteries, etc.) to prolong service life and by recycling vehicles at the end of their life.
The Group is offering solutions for shared electric mobility that is a perfect fit for urban travel projects designed to reduce congestion, improve air quality and use resources more efficiently. Europe now has some 11,000 electric vehicles available for car-sharing, about 7,800 of which have been supplied by Renault.
These three strategic aims contribute to the decarbonization of the automotive sector. To measure its contribution, the Group has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its vehicles across their entire life cycle by 25% in twelve years. In parallel, and consistent with the COP21 objectives, it has defined a reduction path for its worldwide CO2 emissions which was validated by the Science Based Target (SBT) initiative in 2019. It deals not only with the direct and indirect emissions linked to the consumption of the energy needed in production, but also the “well to wheel” emissions related to the use of the vehicle.
As electric vehicle pioneers, Renault Groupe is one of the European leaders in the segment. Today, the company is capitalizing on this unique expertise to reinforce the electrification of its range, with the aim of making electric mobility accessible to all by developing new hybrid and rechargeable hybrid technologies, by proposing a large range of Electric Vehicles and also by offering new services that contribute actively to the mass availability of a decarbonized mobility
Gilles Le Borgne
Executive Vice President Engineering
Gilles Le Borgne, 57, is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Céramiques industrielles.
After more than thirty years with the PSA Group, Gilles Le Borgne is recognized as one of France's leading and most comprehensive experts in vehicle engineering and design.
After eight years of research and development on materials and technologies, he became chief engineer of the Citroën C3 phase I platform. He then took responsibility for advanced vehicle concepts for seven years. In 2010, he was appointed head of the Pre-Projects Department, before becoming Director of Research and Development in April 2013 and then Quality and Engineering Director of the PSA Group from September 2016 to May 2019.
From January 2015 to May 2018, he was also Chairman of the Automotive Technical Committee (CTA) within the PFA (Platform of the Automotive Sector). In 2018, he received the "Eurostar" prize awarded by Automotive News Europe in the "Product Development Executive" category, and was selected as “Man of the Year” in 2019” by the automotive journal.
Since January 6th, 2020, Gilles Le Borgne is Executive Vice President, Engineering, Groupe Renault. He is a member of the Groupe Renault Executive Committee.