Novo Mesto, 14 November (STA) - Revoz, Renault's Slovenian factory, is to manufacture the French car producer's new electric car, according to Monday's report by Reuters. Revoz meanwhile told the STA on Tuesday that it could not comment on the "media speculation", but would say more after Renault's new EV unit Ampere is presented to investors on Wednesday.
Reuters said that the new "affordable" car would be brought to the market by 2026, and will be even smaller than the planned re-launched version of Renault's cult R5.
It should be presented before the start of the capital markets day for Ampere, several sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Ampere was incorporated on 1 November to become a leading European EV producer, GA Adria, the company marketing Renault cars in Slovenia, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters said the company had plans to bring six EV models to the market by 2030.
Revoz, based in Novo Mesto in south-east Slovenia, currently manufactures the models Clio and Twingo.
By the end of the year, Revoz plans to produce 62,000 cars - around 31,000 Clios, and just as many Twingos, of which 17,000 electric ones.
Last month, the Slovenian business newspaper Finance reported that Chinese company Geely could enter Revoz, which is currently fully owned by Renault.
Geely is Renault's partner in China. It also owns Volvo and partly Mercedes-Benz, while it is present in Europe with the brands Polestar and Zeekr.