Automotive and Transportation

The Paris Region’s automotive industry is unique in that it encompasses the entire automotive value chain: design, manufacturing, engineering, distribution and repair. The region’s key strength lies in its world-renowned R&D and innovation experts.

A 360° automotive ecosystem: Creating the vehicles of the future

  • 2 global carmakers: Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën; more than 8,000 industry companies
  • 1,600 production sites with 73,000+ employees
  • Premier 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 and PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Center of Technology and Design
  • 78% of French researchers in automotive R&D (17,500 research professionals)
  • 3,000+ students each year in 120+ degree programs
  • At the cutting-edge of smart mobility (Valée de l’Automobile, IFSTTAR, INRIA, IMARA project team, the SCORE@F project)

Pioneering electric vehicles

  • Zoe – Renault’s first electric car, designed at the Technocentre in Guyancourt, is manufactured at the automaker’s plant in Yvelines
  • 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.

Home of the Paris Motor Show since 1901

  • More than 100 global launches; 270 brands from 21 countries
  • 12,000 journalists from 113 countries
  • 8,000 electric vehicle test drives
  • 1.2+ 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, including 148 receiving public funding worth €310 million
  • Collaborative projects in 7 key strategic areas: road safety, intelligent mobility solutions, environmental impact, ICE powertrain, carbon-free vehicles, mechatronics systems and energy storage systems

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