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Renault halt production Mégane E-Tech Electric due to a shortage of semiconductors

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Renault decided to temporarily halt production of the Megane E-Tech Electric from April 14 to April 25 due to the semiconductor crisis and a lack of spare parts from Ukraine.

According to French media reports, production at the Douai plant will be suspended for 10 days and 2,300 factory employees will be hired in a short period of time.

The first production of the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric appears to have been completed and will be delivered to customers in France in May. However, new units will be delayed due to this production stoppage.

Some time ago Volkswagen had to delay the launch of the ID.5 due to a lack of cable parts.

The Renault Mégane E-Tech is a completely new model from the French manufacturer that is central to Renault’s electrification plans.

In addition to the car factory in Douai of concern. The factory in Cléon, too, has been under production restrictions since March.

The Mégane E-Tech Electric is an electric vehicle produced by Renault that uses the CMF-EV platform. In Germany, the Mégane E-Tech Electric sells for 35,200 euros before subsidies.

The entry-level Mégane E-Tech Electric with an output of 96 kW and a 40 kWh battery can only be charged with 7.4 kW AC, the DC charging option is only offered by the variant starting at 37,100 euros.

Top model Mégane E-Tech Electric (160 kW, 60 kWh, 22 kW AC charging capacity, 130 DC charging capacity), prices start from 41,700 euros.

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