Yesterday we informed you that the Alliance Renault-Nissan is developing a new platform that give life to the substitutes of the Leaf and Zoe. With it the costs of development of both vehicles would be diminished in a sensitive way and the return on this investment could be obtained much earlier. However with the purchase of Mitsubishi from Nissan have to another Member in this equation for distribute costs e increase the profitability of the investment.
Mitsubishi, to his now partner, already has on the market an electric car (the IMiev) and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV Outlander) very interesting so the knowledge has largely. If we bear in mind that electric cars of both brands are reaching the end of its business cycle (more or less) is not unreasonable to give good information published by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei.
According to this communication medium Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will combine their expertise in terms of electric vehicles to develop a common platform to give life to their next electric models. With this movement seek that the costs of development fall to minimum and therefore the price of sale of these is set in levels very near to which have them cars with mechanical diesel and gasoline.
If true this information the Alliance Renault – Nissan + Mitsubishi will become in a monster in terms of vehicles powered by electricity. The French and Japanese are currently leaders absolute as for the sale of this type of car in the world and with the entrance of Mitsubishi and the good position in certain markets (Asia-China) may complicate you much things to other manufacturers.
Meanwhile we will have to wait and see how react leading manufacturers as well as the speed to make the integration of Mitsubishi in the Alliance.