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Motor Alliance to Challenge Tesla EV Dominance

The Renault Group, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors Alliance has announced an ambitious plan to invest €23 billion in pure-EV, intelligent and connected mobility solutions following the launch of a new  “roadmap” to bring 35 new electric vehicle models to market by 2030.

Alliance members have already invested over €10 billion in 15 plants that support a million electric vehicles on the road with parts, motors and batteries.

The new models announced today will be based predominantly on five common EV platforms:

•    CMF-AEV – the base for the new Dacia Spring.

•    KEI-EV – a mini vehicle platform family for ultra-compact EVs.
•    LCV-EV – a platform for professional customers and the base for the Renault Kangoo and Nissan Town Star.
•    CMF-EV – a flexible, dedicated EV platform which will be used for the Nissan Ariya EV crossover and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric which integrates and optimises elements specific to 100 per cent electric powertrains.
•    CMF-BEV – an ultra-compact EV platform scheduled for launch in 2024, and boasting a range of 400km which will be the base for 250,000 vehicles produced annually under the Renault, Alpine and Nissan badges (including the Renault R5 and a new EV replacement for the Nissan Micra.

Tesla dominates the global EV market, reporting sales of more than 420,000 units in the first half of 2021 and an estimated market share of 15 per cent.

Launching the new roadmap, Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Alliance, said: “Among the world’s automotive leaders, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is a proven, unique model. For 22
years, we have been building on our respective cultures and strengths for our common benefit.

“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 member-companies 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 becoming carbon neutral by 2050.”

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