The Alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi has announced a new six-year plan under which the three automakers will accelerate their collaboration on common platforms, powertrains and electric, autonomous and connected technologies.
The three automakers plan to launch 12 new EV models by 2022, using new common platforms and components for multiple segments. The alliance says it aims to be the number-one provider of mainstream, mass-market and affordable EVs around the world.
The electrification strategy will involve common, scalable EV platforms for multiple segments, as well as a new family of EV motors and batteries to be introduced from 2020, shared across the member companies.
The Alliance predicts that it will achieve a 30% reduction in battery cost from 2016 to 2022, and that it will offer an EV with more than 600 km (373 miles, on the NEDC cycle) of range by 2022.
Over the same period, 40 vehicles will be introduced with different levels of autonomy. The Alliance plans to become an operator of “robo-vehicle ride-hailing services.”
Source: Renault Nissan