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World Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron will make "important announcements" Tuesday on the recovery plan for the auto sector

21:58  23 may  2020
21:58  23 may  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Industrial sovereignty and the transition to clean vehicles should be addressed

Des visiteurs dans l'usine du constructeur automobile Renault à Maubeuge, le 24 septembre 2016. © Sarah Alcalay Visitors to the factory of the car manufacturer Renault in Maubeuge, September 24, 2016. CRISIS - Industrial sovereignty and the transition to clean vehicles should be addressed

What battle plan in the face of the crisis? Emmanuel Macron will make "important announcements" next Tuesday as part of a support plan for the automotive sector , weighed down by the coronavirus crisis, a source close to AFP told Saturday the executive. "This plan has different components: industrial sovereignty, transition to clean vehicles, and also aims to preserve the competitiveness of the sector," said this source. "It is the president who will bring the sector plan to its level," she added, stressing that there is an "industrial issue, an issue of jobs and transformation of the sector towards transition and conversion to clean vehicles ”.

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She notably underlined the "big preparatory work done by the Ministers of Economy and Finance as well as of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition", Bruno Le Maire and Elisabeth Borne. Bruno Le Maire had said Thursday in Le Figaro that the head of state would announce "next week a support plan for the automotive sector", after having indicated on Monday that it was he who would tackle it "under 15 days ».

The pressure put on Renault

According to Le Parisien , Emmanuel Macron will present a plan which will include the reinstatement of a premium for the purchase of a hybrid vehicle and an increase in that in favor of electric cars and the premium for converting an old diesel. Bruno Le Maire said that the support plan would be geared towards green technologies. He asked in return for a relocation of productions to France.

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The government also raised its tone during the week vis-à-vis Renault, in which it is a shareholder with 15%. Bruno Le Maire on Thursday submitted the green light for a loan of 5 billion euros to commitments, while the Renault group must unveil on May 29 the outlines of a savings plan of 2 billion euros. Edouard Philippe had warned Wednesday that the government would be "uncompromising" on the "preservation" of Renault sites in France, at the time when the manufacturer would consider, according to the Canard chained, to stop four sites in France, including that of Flins (Yvelines), which combines the electric city car Zoe and the Nissan Micra.

The European car market was halved in April after falling by half in March compared to last year. The sector in France weighs 400,000 direct industrial jobs and 900,000 in services.

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The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire will announce in two weeks a support plan for the automobile industry. In particular, he wants to facilitate the purchase of electric vehicles. © Supplied by Auto Moto bruno the mayor The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire will announce in two weeks a plan to support the automotive industry. In particular, he wants to facilitate the purchase of electric vehicles.

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