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  • Foreign companies in all sectors looking to expand in Hauts-de-France
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Electric vehicles

in Hauts-de-France

France’s automotive industry has leapt into the promising sustainable mobility market, and in the past decade the country has seen robust growth powered by an entirely new generation of vehicles—electric and hybrids. The trend has been a bonanza for Hauts-de-France, which leads the nation in production of vehicles and gearboxes. The regional industry includes no fewer than 7 manufacturing sites, and the entire automotive ecosystem is making the transition to electric and hybrid vehicles.
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The major investments
in favour of electric vehicles

Automakers in Hauts-de-France have been investing in electric vehicles for over a decade.

Renault begins production of the Kangoo ZE, its first electric van


Toyota launches the Yaris Hybrid, assembled at its Valenciennes plant


A new center for testing electric vehicle batteries is inaugurated in Hauts-de-France


Renault announces plans to create a new Alliance electric vehicle platform at its facility in Douai


Toyota announces that it will begin producing the Yaris Cross SUV, a new 100% hybrid vehicle


ACC announces a 1st Gigafactory for EV battery cells at a former PSA plant in Douvrin


Renault & Envision announces a 2nd Gigafactory in Douai


Verkor announces its Gigafactory in Dunkirk


ProLogium chooses Dunkirk for its solid-state battery gigafactory


An expansion project in electric mobility?
Discover your dedicated team!

Celine Celine
Hugo Hugo

Do you have a project in electromobility?

Meet Céline and Hugo, your dedicated team. They will facilitate your search for an expansion solution in Hauts-de-France. Contact them, describe your project and benefit from our support as soon as possible.

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Would you like more information about the sector?

Find out more about the electric vehicle industry in Hauts-de-France. You’ll find the latest information on employment, regional initiatives and the outlook for the industry.

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Close-up: Research tax credit (CIR)

France’s Research Tax Credit program is open to all companies for R&D activities. It substantially reduces the cost of fundamental research and experimental development by allowing you to deduct qualifying expenses from your taxes.

The research tax credit rate is:

  • 30% for research expenses up to €100 million
  • 5% for expenses above this threshold

This program is extremely popular among companies in the auto industry.

Gyrovia: test and demonstration track

Located just a few meters from the IMTD, Gyrovia is available for training, research and development, and for showcasing new technologies, new vehicles and new lifestyles. This fully equipped, ultra-connected track safely simulates urban traffic scenarios to demonstrate and promote connected, automated, and autonomous vehicle

Gyrovia : une piste de démonstration et d’expérimentation

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