Renault Group

ElectriCity - Douai Plant

In its 50-year history, more than 10 million vehicles and 22 different models have rolled off the production lines at the Douai plant (northern France). The site currently manufactures Megane E-Tech Electric, Scénic E-Tech Electric and R5 E-Tech Electric. The Manufacture de Douai is one of the three sites of Electricity, a unique industrial cluster and centre of operational excellence that brings together the Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz factories. A complete ecosystem combining efficiency and high technology, ElectriCity gets its competitiveness from an ecosystem dedicated to electric vehicles.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1970

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: “S.N.C”  Renault ElectriCity with capital of €3,377,339

  • ACTIVITY: Bodywork-assembly

  • WORKFORCE: 2 473 on December 31, 2023

  • AREA: 118 ha, o/w 32 ha of covered buildings

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001, EAQF (supplier quality)


Main products

Models : Megane E-TECH Electrique, Scénic E-Tech Electrique et R5 E-Tech Electrique.

  • Scénic 4: 5,848 units
  • Espace 5: 705 units
  • Megane E-TECH Electric: 44,590 units
  • Other: 343


Dedicated to the manufacturing of the future electric vehicles of the brand with the diamond-shaped logo, the plant is fully in line with the development of sustainable mobility for all. Through the implementation of its environmental policy, the plant has also contributed, daily, to the reduction of its carbon footprint and the health impacts of its activities.

Environmental policy (French only)


The quality promised to our customers is a priority and a requirement of all instant that mobilizes all of our employees, at every step of the manufacturing process. The factory's first commitment is to satisfy 100% of our customers by delivering compliant and reliable vehicles on time.

Quality policy (French only)

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Renault 5 E-Tech electric produced in Douai

The Renault 5 E-Tech electric, a revolutionary electric pop icon, will be produced in a short circuit at the Manufacture de Douai, which was one of the original production sites for the Renault 5, with a compact ecosystem of suppliers located within a 300 km radius of the ElectriCity centre.

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From Megane Scenic to Scenic E-Tech electric, five generations born in Douai

The fifth-generation Scenic E-Tech electric, due to go on sale shortly, is produced in Douai France, the site where it was born in 1996. Who better to talk about the evolution of this iconic model and the plant where it is made than Franck Lucas, Unit Manager, who is celebrating 41 years of service at the site this year.

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Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1970: creation of the Douai plant.
  • 1974/1984: manufacturing of the Renault 5.
  • 1976/1981: manufacturing of the Renault 14 model
  • 1980: manufacturing of the Fuego model.
  • 1981/1988: manufacturing of the Renault 9 model.
  • 1983/1988: manufacturing of the Renault 11 model.
  • 1986/1987: manufacturing of the Renault 21 model.
  • 1988/1995: manufacturing of the Renault 19 model.
  • 1993: the Renault plant of Douai becomes the Georges-Besse plant.
  • 1995/2001: manufacturing of Mégane.
  • 1996/2002: manufacturing of Scénic.
  • 1997: The Georges-Besse plant becomes a SNC (general partnership).
  • 1999: plant certified ISO 14001.
  • 2003/ 2009: manufacturing of Scénic II and Mégane II coupé cabriolet.
  • 2004: manufacturing of Grand Scénic begins. Yearly record: 469,510 vehicles manufactured.
  • 2009/2016: production of Scénic III and Grand Scénic III.
  • 2010/2015: production of Mégane III Coupé-Cabriolet.
  • 2015/2016: launch of Espace V, Talisman, Talisman Estate, Scénic and Grand Scénic IV.
  • 2017: 10 millions vehicles produced.
  • 2018: announcement of the 2021 launch of the electric platform.
  • 2020: Transformation of the plant to accommodate the CMF-EV modular platform dedicated to the electric.
  • 2022: The Renault ElectriCity legal entity to which the Douai plant belongs is officially operational as of 01 January 2022.
  • 2023: On 1 November 2023, the creation of Ampère, a European "pure player" dedicated to electric vehicles and software, took effect. The Manufacture de Douai is one of the four industrial sites of this new entity.

Contact us

Electricity Manufacture de Douai,
Cidex n°1, 59509 Douai Cedex

+ 33 (0)1 76 83 93 93