June 19, 2020 / 1:54 PM / 2 months ago

Renault has not asked EU's carbon reduction goals to be pushed back - Chairman

FILE PHOTO: Chairman of Renault SA Jean-Dominique Senard attends a news conference at French carmaker Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) has not asked for European Union’s stringent carbon emission reduction goals to be pushed back in spite of the coronavirus crisis, Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said on Friday.

Senard, who was speaking at a shareholder meeting, added that the company aimed to increase production of electric vehicles in France fourfold by 2024.

Reporting by Sarah White and Gilles Guillaume; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Louise Heavens

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