Renault has created Ampere, the only European EV and software pure player, with one goal: democratize EV in Europe faster than EV pure players.
Since the inception, Renault strategic approach has been to build Ampere as a separate business with a dedicated team on EV and software to ensure higher competitiveness, agility and innovation. Since November 1st, 2023, Ampere is operated as an autonomous business, and the Group measures the operational and industrial benefits of this organization on a daily basis.
In 2022, Renault had announced its intention to proceed with an IPO (initial public offering) for this entity. The latest calendar referred to the 1st half of 2024, depending on market conditions. Renault considers that the current equity market conditions are not met to optimally pursue the IPO process in the best interests of Renault , its shareholders and Ampere.
As previously announced, Renault strategic plan, Renaulution, is self-funded and the results which will be released for 2023 confirms the Group’s ability to generate sustainable cash flow to finance its future (including Ampere development). Over the last semesters, Renault has significantly improved its performance to reach levels above initial expectations. It offers the Group greater flexibility and all the freedom of action it needs.
Therefore, considering both current equity market conditions and stronger cash generation, Renault has decided to cancel the Ampere IPO process.
The whole Ampere team is fully committed to execute its strategy and build its track-record. The main focuses are on:
a clear roadmap already engaged to drastically reduce EV cost by 40% in one generation (allowing to gradually improve the price positioning of vehicles);
a sound tech plan to differentiate with software and AI solutions (OpenR Link, Reno Avatar, Software-Defined-Vehicle…);
major upcoming launches with Scenic, Renault 5, Renault 4, Twingo and 2 additional cars;
the ramp-up of the most compact and efficient industrial EV ecosystem in Europe already invested.
Renault will continue to fund the development of Ampere until Ampere reaches breakeven in 2025. All the targets announced during Ampere Capital Markets Day are confirmed. Furthermore, this decision has no impact on the financial guidance of Renault and its capital allocation strategy.
“I’m extremely proud of our teams who created in less than 2 years the best answer to top global players competition with Ampere. By setting up a 100% focused EV and software business, we built in record time an agile and competitive entity. We have the start-up mindset which allows us to constantly innovate. This is exactly what will make Ampere successful in this new challenging environment. We took a pragmatic decision. We are all focused on executing our strategy and building our track record to create value for all our stakeholders.” said Luca de Meo, CEO Renault & CEO Ampere