The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi car alliance has tripled its planned investments in electric cars and plans to work together on several new models. Over the next five years, the three big car companies plan to spend more than €20 billion on electric cars. By 2030, the alliance wants to develop more than 30 new battery-powered vehicles based on five common platforms. Besides the 10 billion euros that the car group has already spent on electric cars, this is what they plan to do.
A Nissan spokesman told Reuters that he did not want to "comment on the speculation." Company officials from Renault and Mitsubishi did not respond to inquiries from the news agency. Instead, they want to work more together and develop "a common vision for electrification and connected mobility," says a source with knowledge of the plan from Reuters. They say that 90% of the electric cars the companies plan to make and sell by 2030 will come from the five joint platforms.