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Renault will only sell electric cars in Europe by 2030

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Renault will only sell electric cars in Europe by 2030.
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Renault has announced its intention of only selling electrified vehicles in Europe by 2030

Renault is not the first brand, neither will it be the last, to announce that it will stop selling combustion-only cars in Europe in 2030. The need to adapt to the race for electrification will see the diamond brand dedicate itself to selling purely electric or hybrid vehicles within eight years.

This was announced today, Friday, January 14, by Luca de Meo, the CEO of the French company. He spoke of “the obligation to participate in decarbonisation”, to adapt to the demanding European regulations.

De Meo acknowledged that Dacia – which offers more affordable vehicles – will have greater flexibility in the group to respond to market demand. Until 2030, it will continue to manufacture and sell vehicles with combustion engines.

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To deal with electrification, there are still pending issues, such as the lack of infrastructure in many European countries, especially in the east and south. De Meo considered that “it is a problem” for the development of electric vehicles. The price is also an issue, which is higher in electric than in combustion models.

The company has decided on using the north of France for the production of 100 per cent electric cars. The idea is to start manufacturing nine models in the 2022-2024 period, with the intention of producing more than 400,000 by 2025.

According to Jose Vicente de los Mozos, Renault’s industrial manager, the Spanish plants will focus on producing hybrid cars. “This is where we have seen that there is a value chain. The technology of hybrid engines is transitional,” he said. In the longer term, the Spanish plants will be reconverted to produce electric cars.

Precisely, Luca de Meo wanted to highlight from the Renaulution transformation plan, the reconditioning of vehicles, which will be the centre of activity at its Flins factory, west of Paris. 2,000 modified cars have already been produced there last year, and for which the goal is 45,000 units per year. “We are going to do the same in Sevilla”, De Meo assured.

Those responsible for the company admit that with the current crisis it is foreseeable that the market for used cars will increase, and the reconditioning will allow the life of the vehicles to be extended. For example, changing a combustion engine for another with more modern technology.

The semiconductor crisis

De Meo also emphasised the problem of the shortage of semiconductors , admitting that in 2021 they stopped producing 500,000 vehicles. He pointed out that supply problems will last beyond 2022. “We think that we are going to have disturbances throughout the year, but especially in the first semester”.

This issue of chips has slightly disrupted the terms of the Renaulution plan. Despite this, De Meo commented today on the “depth” of the changes that have occurred in these twelve months. He assured that the first financial objectives have already been met. “We have achieved a  €2 billion reduction in fixed costs”, he concluded, as reported by laopiniondemalaga.es.

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Adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin discovered dead inside his boat in the Atlantic

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Adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin discovered dead inside his boat in the Atlantic.
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75-year-old French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin had been attempting to cross the Atlantic single-handedly in a rowing boat

An attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean single-handedly, by the intrepid 75-year old French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin, tragically ended on Saturday, January 22. The former paratrooper was found dead in his capsised boat, by Portuguese maritime officials.

His support team confirmed the terrible news on his Facebook page, posting, “Unfortunately, this time the ocean was stronger than our friend, who loved sailing and the sea so much”.

Savin had apparently sent out distress signals in the hours between Thursday 20, and Friday 21. His overturned eight-metre-long rowing boat was discovered off the coast of the Azores, in the North Atlantic, on Friday 21, by members of a Portuguese maritime search vessel.

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On Saturday, they sent divers down to check, and Savin’s body was discovered “lifeless inside the cabin”. No information has yet been released about his cause of death, or the circumstances surrounding his boat capsising.

Last Wednesday 19, he had posted on Facebook informing that he was struggling with strong winds, and was having problems with his solar power. “It’s costing me physical energy,” he wrote, while also assuring that he was “not in danger!”

Savin’s daughter posted on Facebook last Saturday 21, explaining that when the distress signals from her father were received, processes were “immediately implemented in coordination with the French, Portuguese and American sea relief services. Adding, “Of course we are very worried”.

He had set out from the southern tip of Portugal on January 1, hoping to reach the Caribbean. Previously, the incredible adventurer – a keen triathlete – had completed a 2,800 miles (4,500km) journey, floating only by means of the tides, across the Atlantic, in a specially-modified orange barrel, as reported by news.sky.com.

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Adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin discovered dead inside his boat in the Atlantic. image: [email protected]

75-year-old French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin had been attempting to cross the Atlantic single-handedly in a rowing boat

An attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean single-handedly, by the intrepid 75-year old French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin, tragically ended on Saturday, January 22. The former paratrooper was found dead in his capsised boat, by Portuguese maritime officials.

His support team confirmed the terrible news on his Facebook page, posting, “Unfortunately, this time the ocean was stronger than our friend, who loved sailing and the sea so much”.

Savin had apparently sent out distress signals in the hours between Thursday 20, and Friday 21. His overturned eight-metre-long rowing boat was discovered off the coast of the Azores, in the North Atlantic, on Friday 21, by members of a Portuguese maritime search vessel.

On Saturday, they sent divers down to check, and Savin’s body was discovered “lifeless inside the cabin”. No information has yet been released about his cause of death, or the circumstances surrounding his boat capsising.

Last Wednesday 19, he had posted on Facebook informing that he was struggling with strong winds, and was having problems with his solar power. “It’s costing me physical energy,” he wrote, while also assuring that he was “not in danger!”

Savin’s daughter posted on Facebook last Saturday 21, explaining that when the distress signals from her father were received, processes were “immediately implemented in coordination with the French, Portuguese and American sea relief services. Adding, “Of course we are very worried”.

He had set out from the southern tip of Portugal on January 1, hoping to reach the Caribbean. Previously, the incredible adventurer – a keen triathlete – had completed a 2,800 miles (4,500km) journey, floating only by means of the tides, across the Atlantic, in a specially-modified orange barrel, as reported by news.sky.com.

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French rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29

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French rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29
French rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29. Credit: Instagram

FRENCH rugby player Jordan Michallet dies suddenly aged 29 as tributes flood social media for the Rouen rugby star, who was poised to become a father, according to the Mirror.

French Pro D2 club confirmed the tragic news of Michallet’s sudden death on January 18 in a statement: “The Rouen Normandie Rugby family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear Jordan Michallet.

“This awful news plunges the whole club into immense pain.

“The management and the whole club are joining forces with his family in this terrible ordeal,” the statement concluded.

The 29-year-old, who also featured for the likes of Grenoble, Strasbourg and Bourgoin, played at fly-half and according to the Mirror, was a major force in Rouen’s rise to the D2 from France’s lower divisions.

France Rugby paid tribute to the rugby player, writing on Twitter: “The rugby family is bereaved today after the death of Rouen Normandie Rugby player Jordan Michallet. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

⚫️ La famille du rugby est endeuillée aujourd’hui après le décès du joueur du @RouenNdieRugby Jordan Michallet.

Toutes nos condoléances à sa famille et à ses proches. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/R5z06IugIq

— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) January 18, 2022

Stade Français Paris Rugby club said: “It is with sadness that the Stade Français Paris learned of the death of Jordan Michallet, player of Rouen Normandie Rugby.

“The entire Club sends its sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones and his club.”

🖤 C’est avec tristesse que le Stade Français Paris a appris le décès de Jordan Michallet, joueur du @RouenNdieRugby.

L’ensemble du Club adresse ses sincères condoléances à sa famille, à ses proches et à son club. pic.twitter.com/QbYyGPS4qz

— Stade Français Paris (@SFParisRugby) January 18, 2022

Oyonnax Rugby club wrote: “The Oyonnax Rugby club joins the pain of the RNR following the tragic loss of their player Jordan Michallet. We send our sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones, his club and all the people who loved him.”

Le club Oyonnax Rugby s’associe à la douleur du RNR suite à la perte tragique de leur joueur Jordan Michallet.

Nous adressons nos sincères condoléances à sa famille, ses proches, son club et toutes les personnes qui l’ont aimé.🙏

⚫️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/G6KHggY7wl

— Oyonnax Rugby (@OyonnaxRugby) January 19, 2022

France’s National Rugby League’s official Twitter account said: “The tragic death of Jordan Michallet leaves the world of rugby in shock. The LNR sends its most sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, club Rouen Normandie Rugby and teammates.”

Le décès tragique de Jordan Michallet laisse le monde du rugby sous le choc. La LNR adresse ses plus sincères condoléances à sa famille, ses proches, son club du @RouenNdieRugby et ses coéquipiers. pic.twitter.com/I3SWh5aG27

— Ligue Nationale de Rugby (@LNRofficiel) January 18, 2022

Stade Toulousain Rugby club wrote: “Stade Toulousain Rugby joins the great rugby family to send its condolences to the family and loved ones of Jordan Michallet, player of Rouen Normandie Rugby, who died today.”

⚫️ Le Stade Toulousain se joint à la grande famille du rugby pour adresser ses condoléances à la famille et aux proches de Jordan Michallet, joueur de @RouenNdieRugby, décédé aujourd’hui 🙏🕊 pic.twitter.com/A9A2IATMZu

— Stade Toulousain (@StadeToulousain) January 18, 2022

Canal Rugby club said: “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Jordan Michallet. All our thoughts are with his family, his loved ones and his club.”

C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous apprenons le décès de Jordan Michallet 😢

Toutes nos pensées vont à sa famille, ses proches et son club @RouenNdieRugby 🙏✨ pic.twitter.com/sAAvK8kfZk

— Canal Rugby Club (@CanalRugbyClub) January 18, 2022

Former club Grenoble wrote: “It is with immense pain that we learned of the passing of Jordan Michallet this afternoon.”

C’est avec une douleur immense que nous avons appris le décès de Jordan Michallet cet après-midi. https://t.co/33LUayn1YO pic.twitter.com/5xjx5H04lv

— FC Grenoble Rugby (@FCGrugby) January 18, 2022

Sadly, Jordan Michallet leaves behind a wife who he recently married.


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