Paris Region – shaping the future of mobility
Paris Region’s automotive industry is virtually unique worldwide because it encompasses the entire automotive value chain – from design through manufacturing and engineering to distribution and repair. Yet its outstanding key strength is R&D: this is a region that’s globally renowned for its leadership in technology innovation.
An entire automotive ecosystem – creating the vehicles of the future
- 2 global automakers: Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën
- More than 8,000 companies
- 13,000 sites with more than 140,000 employees
- Many globally renowned equipment/systems suppliers including Bosch, Delphi, Denso, Faurecia and Valeo.
France’s premier automotive innovation hub
- 6 major R&D centers including Renault’s Technocentre in Guyancourt and PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Center of Technology and Design in Vélizy
- 78% of French researchers in automotive R&D (17,500 research personnel)
- More than 3,000 students every year – selecting from more than 120 degree and postgrad courses
Pioneering electric vehicles
- Zoe – Renault’s first electric car, designed at the Technocentre in Guyancourt, is manufactured at the automaker’s Flins plant in Yvelines.
- Autolib’ – the first public self-service electric car-sharing scheme: more than 3,000 cars, 822 charging stations, 30,000 annual subscribers.
- Twizy Way by Renault – a 100% electric eco-friendly car-sharing scheme at Saint Quentin in Yvelines; users locate the nearest available car with their smartphone.
At the cutting edge of smart mobility
“Vallée de l’Automobile” – Automobile Valley, in Yvelines, is home to one of the world’s largest R&D clusters, including:
- IFSTTAR – the French institute of science and technology for transport, spatial planning, development and networks: one of Europe’s biggest research institutions
- INRIA – the French national institute for research in computer science and control, hosting the IMARA project team (IT, mathematics and automation for automated highway systems): at the global cutting edge of cybercar development.
- The SCORE@F project (Système Coopératif Routier Expérimental – researching experimental connected vehicle highway systems) is developing a communications system for intelligent highways and infrastructures. The project involves 22 partners – with Renault as the lead partner – and is coordinated by the Mov’eo competitiveness cluster.
More than 100 global launches
270 brands from 21 countries
12,000 journalists from 113 countries
8,000 electric vehicle test drives
9 halls at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1.23 million visitors
Mov’eo – the Paris Region competitiveness cluster devoted to automotive and public transport R&D
- 350 members: national bodies, regional authorities, top manufacturers, research institutions, 177 SMEs, VSEs and ETIs
- 305 accredited R&D projects of which 148 have received public funding worth €310 million
- Collaborative projects in seven key strategic areas: road user safety – intelligent mobility solutions – vehicle environmental footprint – ICE powertrain – demo and carbon-free vehicles – mechatronics systems – energy storage systems.