Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will use a single platform of electric vehicles
According to the source, referring to the publication in the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the Nissan Motor company, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors have decided to join forces in the development of electric vehicles. Partners believe that the use of the unified platform will bring the price of electric vehicles to the price of cars with internal combustion engines.
Renault and Nissan have long been engaged in electric vehicles, but has not been able to reduce their cost to the desired level.
According to Nikkei, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, recently passed under the control of Nissan, will use the same platform, which will be built a new model of electric car Nissan Leaf. The start of sales of Nissan Leaf the new generation is expected in 2018.
As stated, the use of electric cars three manufacturers of the same key components, including the motor, inverter and batteries, will reduce the cost of the Leaf about 20%.