UK car production plunges – but 1 in 3 is electrified
The global semiconductor shortage has seen UK car production plummet but the industry still managed to set a new electrified car recordThe new car production total has been depressed due to the global semiconductor shortage, with the Society of Motor Manufacturers saying it continues to “plague” the industry.
Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles (EVs), two people with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.
One underpins EVs such as Nissan ’s upcoming Ariya and Renault ’s Megane EV, and another supports affordable no-frills cars by Nissan and its China market partner Dongfeng, as well as for Renault ’s Dacia brand. The other two are platforms for micro minis, called “kei cars ” in Japan, and light commercial vehicles.
Combined sales by Renault , Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6,5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 - one in nine passengers cars & light commercial vehicles
PARIS/YOKOHAMA/TOKYO (January 30, 2018) – Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi , the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017. Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’
30 new models, five common platforms: The Japanese-French alliance at the car market reinforces the pace in the development of electrical cars according to a report. © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
The automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi want to make their investments in the joint development of electric vehicles evidently triple. The French-Japanese Alliance wanted to announce a plan next Thursday, which foreseeable more than 20 billion euros in the next five years. That said two persons familiar with the project Reuters.
The money is provided in addition to the ten billion euros, which the group has already spent for the electrification. Speaker of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi did not comment on request.
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Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co, and Mitsubishi Motors Corp plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles (EVs), two people with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.
One underpins EVs such as Nissan 's upcoming Ariya and Renault 's Megane EV, and another supports affordable no-frills cars by Nissan and its China market partner Dongfeng, as well as for Renault 's Dacia brand. The other two are platforms for micro minis, called "kei cars " in Japan, and light commercial vehicles.
Renault , Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp <7211.T> ruled out a merger on Wednesday and doubled down on a plan to cooperate more closely on car production to save costs and salvage their troubled alliance.
He also said existing ties with Germany's Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, could be strengthened and that he hoped to make an announcement in the coming weeks. Renault and Nissan were among the weakest global automakers going into the coronavirus crisis and had lacked a clear plan for using their alliance to emerge from the slump and share the burden of investing in electric vehicles
to 2030, according to the report, more than 30 new battery-powered vehicles should be developed on the basis of five common platforms. One serves therefore as the basis for models such as Nissan Ariya and the Electric Renault Megane, on another based on low-priced cars of Nissan and the Chinese partner Dongfeng and Dacia. In addition, a platform for light commercial vehicles should come and one for mini cars like Japanese Kei Cars. Later, a fifth variant for Renault designed compact cars should be supplemented.
The plan with the name »Alliance to 2030« aims to the information following a "enhanced cooperation" between the car turns. These would have "a common vision for electrification and networked mobility," said one of the insiders. The five joint platforms should cover 90 percent of the electric vehicles that companies want to develop and bring to the market by 2030.
The automakers hope to make electric cars affordable in the future with the cooperation. By 2025, electric vehicles of the compact class should approximately the same cost such as gasoline or diesel cars, loud the target. It is expected that the Alliance will share the technology of solid-state lithium-ion batteries developed by Nissan.
The bosses of the three autoconders originally wanted to introduce their shared plans on an event in Japan last fall. Because of the Coronawelle in Japan, the idea has been postponed to the last January week, the insiders said.
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