Boulogne-Billancourt (dpa) - The car maker Renault, which is in a crisis, wants to cut almost 15,000 jobs worldwide. Around 4,600 of these jobs are in France.

The manufacturer announced a savings program in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris with a volume of over two billion euros. The plan is to run for three years.

The traditional manufacturer with around 180,000 employees worldwide had already written in the red last year and is suffering from a sales crisis due to the corona pandemic. The group needs a state-guaranteed loan of five billion euros, but this has not yet been granted.

The automotive industry crisis is a big issue in France - only at the beginning of the week did President Emmanuel Macron announce a rescue plan for the economic sector worth over eight billion euros.