Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Set to Launch a Dozen EVs by 2022

Gladys Abbott
September 16, 2017

The alliance sold more cars than any other manufacturer in the first half of 2017 and is looking to ride on its growing reach by expanding electric vehicles into the mass market. The alliance aims to build around nine million vehicles on four common platforms in 2022 and expects to "extend the use of common powertrains to 75 percent of total sales".

As mentioned above, the plan also calls for major expansion in electric vehicle technologies, alongside the development and deployment of self-driving and connectivity technologies.

Mitsubishi (MSBHY) have announced plans to launch 12 zero emission vehicles by 2022 as part of a six year strategy titled "Alliance 2022".

Alliance vehicles will share 22 engines out of 31, or 75 percent, compared to 14 shared engines among 38 a year ago. Mitsubishi joined what had been the Renault Nissan Alliance beginning past year, when Nissan took effective control of Mitsubishi. Those include a doubling of synergies to 10 billion euros from 5 billion euros, and total revenues of $240 billion from $180 billion in 2016.

Sales previous year were 10 million units.

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The increased synergy target of 10 billion euros by 2022 follows a 16 per cent rise in synergies in 2016 to 5 billion euros.

The last goal of introducing a fully self-driving system is part of Ghosn's vision to see the alliance become the operator a self-driving taxi service. This will complement synergies from existing converged functions in engineering; manufacturing engineering and supply-chain; purchasing and human resources. However, it did specify that it will launch four shared platforms with the aim of producing over 9 million vehicles on them.

By the end of the plan, the member companies will share 22 engines out of a total of 31, compared with 14 engines out of a combined total of 38 in 2016. Notably, Mitsubishi Motors will gain access to the CMF architecture and utilise common powertrains by 2020.

By 2022, the member companies will significantly increase their product range to cover all main segments in their key markets of Japan, the US, China and Europe, it said.

The driving range of electric vehicles will be extended to 600 km per charge by 2022 - 50% longer than the second generation of Leaf, which Nissan unveiled earlier this month. They will utilize common platforms and components across all three Alliance brands.

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