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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: from start to future

Written by Daniel Andzhurov – February 08, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Last week, in an article about All-Solid-State-Batteries (ASSB), we introduced the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to you. Now, we will tell you more about how it came to be, and what its future goals are.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is a French Japanese strategic alliance between French automaker, Renault, and Japanese car manufacturers, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. It was originally started by Renault and Nissan, who became strategic partners in the year of 1999. Currently the Alliance controls ten major automotive brands: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Renault Samsung, Dacia, Alpine, Datsun, Venucia and Lada.

It is the 3rd largest player in the automotive world and is becoming the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, employing around 420.000 people. The Alliance has a shared goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, however, they have publicly shared their strategy leading up to 2030; which is mainly based on electrification, expanding electric vehicle (EV) platforms, and building the batteries of the future.

The Alliance will accelerate its investments with an addition of €23 billion, leading to 35 new EV models by 2030, which will be based on five common EV platforms. Regarding the batteries of the future, the aim is to mass produce ASSB by 2028 and achieve cost parity with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Read more about batteries in the article from last week.

Last but not the least, the Alliance members are developing driver assist and vehicle technology to answer the future demands of safety and connectivity, with eyes open towards autonomous driving.

Auto Trendy’s take:

We, at Auto Trendy, believe in the potential of such collaboration in dealing with the complexity of new technologies by sharing innovation and splitting risk. It is an altruistic approach, which requires openness and willingness to share for the common good. This should be a very good lesson, and an advice, to new emerging players in the automotive world.

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