Renault suspends top staff over electric cars: sources

5th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

French car maker Renault has suspended three senior managers over the suspected leaking of secrets linked to its new electric vehicle models, a source close to the company told AFP on Wednesday.

A Renault spokesman said on Tuesday that it had suspended three senior managers over unspecified ethical issues. Sources who asked not to be named told AFP that the suspensions were linked to the alleged leaking of company secrets.

"It centres on the electric vehicle," a source close to the car maker told AFP on Wednesday.

The company plans to launch electric versions of its Fluence and Kangoo Express models in mid-2011 and its smaller Twizy and Zoe models in late 2011 and 2012.

© 2011 AFP

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