Catching up: here’s what’s going on.
The French automaker Renault plans to start limited production at a factory outside Paris on Monday, joining automakers as Volkswagen and Daimler that gradually come out of the lock. Renault resumed production last week at factories in Portugal and Spain that manufacture engines and gearboxes. The Renault plant in Flins, about 40 km west of Paris, will be the first vehicle assembly plant in France to reopen. Initially, only about a quarter of the workforce will show up for the job of reducing the risk of infection, a spokesperson said.
General Motors its four-year car-sharing service, Maven, was the latest to close its doors on Tuesday. Maven, which allows customers to rent cars by the hour, is struggling to build a large customer base. He was forced to suspend services in March due to the coronavirus epidemic.
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