Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance unveils common projects for future EVs

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The French automaker, Renault Group, Japan’s Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, members of one of the world’s leading automotive alliances, have unveiled common projects and action plans for Electric Vehicles (EV), to accelerate and shape shared future towards 2030, focusing on the mobility value chain.

A year and a half after unveiling its new cooperation business model to support member-company competitiveness and profitability, the Alliance is now based on solid foundations, benefits from an efficient operational governance organization and intensified as well as flexible cooperation.

Continuing the Leader-Follower scheme defined in May 2020, select technology is developed by one leading team with the support of the followers, thereby allowing each member of the Alliance to access all the key technologies. The Alliance has defined a common 2030 roadmap on pure-EV and intelligent and connected mobility, sharing investments for the benefits of its three-member companies and their customers.

Jean-Dominique Senard
Jean-Dominique Senard
Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance

“Today the Alliance is accelerating to lead the mobility revolution and deliver more value to customers, our people, our shareholders and all our stakeholders. The three membercompanies have defined a common roadmap towards 2030, sharing investments in future electrification and connectivity projects. These are massive investments that none of the three companies could make alone. Together, we are making the difference for a new and global sustainable future; the Alliance will become carbon neutral by 2050.

The Alliance has developed a “smart differentiation” methodology that defines the required level of commonality for each vehicle, integrating several parameters of possible pooling, such as platforms, production plants, powertrains or vehicle segment.

This is supplemented and enhanced by a stringent approach to design and upper-body differentiation. For example, the common platform for the C and D segments will carry five models from three brands of the Alliance, Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander, Renault Austral and an upcoming seven-seater SUV.

Strengthening this process, the Alliance members will enhance usage of common platforms in the coming years from 60 percent to more than 80 percent of its combined 90 models in 2026. This will allow each company to deepen their focus on their customers’ needs, their best models and core markets, while also extending innovations across the Alliance, at a lower cost.

The Alliance is working with common partners to achieve real scale and affordability, enabling to reduce battery costs by 50 percent in 2026 and 65 percent by 2028. With this approach, by 2030, the Alliance will have a total of 220 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery production capacity for EVs across key production sites in the world.

The Alliance is accelerating with an additional investment of $26 billion in the next 5 years on electrification, leading to 35 new EV models by 2030. 90 percent of these models will be based on five common EV platforms, such as CMF-AEV, KEI-EV, LCV-EV, CMF-EV and CMF-BEV.

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