Renault and JMCG announce agreement

Groupe Renault and JMCG announced an agreement in EV on the Chinese market, which represents 50% of the worldwide EV market.

Groupe Renault will take a significant part of JMEV, a subsidiary of JMCG. Groupe Renault will thus complete its offering, increase its presence in the country and further support JMEV development.

Since 2015 JMCG has established the company JMEV in Nanchang. JMEV has produced and sold 38,000 electric cars in 2017 and expects to sell 50,000 electric cars in 2018.

François Provost, chairman of Asia pacific region, SVP, china operations, Groupe Renault, said, ‘JMEV, the future joint venture with JMCG is fully in line with Groupe Renault’s strategy, aimed at establishing a solid position in the growing and high-potential market of EV in China. JMEV is an important local actor. This project is also very complementary with Groupe Renault other activities in China.’

This agreement will be reviewed by the relevant authorities in China during first half 2019. JMCG and Groupe Renault expect to close the transaction in 2019. At closing, they intend to explain in more details their cooperation at an event in Nanchang.