Renault's plant in Valladolid, Spain, will some day be one of the factories where Renault will manufacture electric cars. To make sure everything goes as planned, the Spanish government has awarded the French-based manufacturer a €70 million subvention to produce the EVs in country. Which model will be made in Valladolid was not disclosed, but it will be one of the three featured at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition to the EV, due in 2011, Renault also announced the production of a new low-CO2 engine and a new subcompact model to replace the unsuccessful Modus. The plant is expected to produce 100,000 cars per year in 2013, with 20 percent of them being pure electrics.
[Source: El País]