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Automobile giant shedding of 15,000 jobs

Coronavirus has had a major impact throughout the world, and now hits the also Renault in France.

Renault announces Friday that the automotive group lay down up to 15,000 jobs worldwide - including 4600 jobs in France. It happens as part of a new recovery plan as a result of coronakrisen.

Renault to save two billion euros over three years, says the ceo, Clotilde Delbos.

the austerity plan was presented and reviewed for trade unions on Thursday evening, say several sources to the AFP.

Renault hopes to be able to implement nedlæggelserne of positions through voluntary resignations, internal movement and training.

The annual production will be reduced from four million vehicles to around 3.3 million.

Renault is in negotiations with the French government on government-backed loans to five billion euros (up to 37,5 billion).

the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, presented earlier this week an aid package to a value of over eight billion euros - equivalent to about $ 60 billion to the French car industry.

at the same time, the president said that self-driving cars and electric cars will form a crucial part of the country's automotive industry in the future.

- We need a goal as motivation. We need to make France Europe's leading producer of clean cars, says the Macron.

The next five years, France should increase the production of precisely the type of cars with a million a year, it says.

in Order to achieve the goal of becoming a leader in the elbilindustrien, France will withdraw a bonus, you get when one buys electric cars to 7,000 euros - equivalent to 52,000 kronor. The bonus sounds in the day at 6000 euros - about 45,000 dollars.

the Macrons announcement came after a visit Tuesday with billeverandøren Valeo in northern France.

Here he told also of the planned state loans to Renault for a value of five billion euro.

France's automotive industry has been forced to its knees under the coronakrisen. It is, therefore, that the government now is clear with what Macron are calling a "historic" action.

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