Renault e-car spy case fuels 'war' fears in France
Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan have staked their future on electric cars and plan to launch several models by 2014 to meet the rapidly rising demand for more environmentally-friendly methods of transport.
"The expression 'economic war', while sometimes outrageous, for once is appropriate," said Industry Minister Eric Besson. "It (the Renault case) appears to concern the electric car, but I do not want to go further."
Renault, which has suspended three managers for leaking company secrets, was also giving little away about what happened but said today that its "strategic, intellectual and technological assets" had been targeted.
The firm's senior vice president Christian Husson said the suspected espionage "was a very serious incident concerning persons in a particularly strategic position in the company."
Source: Indian Express