As the demand for electric trucks grows, Renault Trucks will need 100 additional workers at its trucks manufacturing plant in Blainville-sur-Orne (France). There, series production of electric trucks, including the distribution trucks of the Z.E. Series, has already started. The additional operators, who will join the 1,546 employees on permanent contracts at the Normandy production site, are expected to start working for Renault Trucks next year, in 2022. Such a news is a proof of quite favourable development prospects as for electric vehicles, despite the well-known issues related to chip shortage, for instance.
Renault Trucks in Blainville: producing e-trucks since 2020
Since 2020, the Blainville-sur-Orne plant has been mass-producing medium-duty electric trucks. In 2021, in response to the growing demand for electric vehicles, it adapted its manufacturing facilities and increased production capacity to meeting rising demand from the market. The plant plans to produce a couple of thousand units per year.