Nissan Teases New Compact EV, Solid-state Batteries

February 10, 2022

And that’s just the tip of a 23 billion Euro iceberg!

New electric Nissan compact.

Nissan plans to manufacture its all-new, all-electric successor to the compact Nissan Micra at the Renault ElectriCity center in France, where the retro-styled hatchback will serve to kick off the next phase of Nissan’s 2030 roadmap to electrification – but the news doesn’t end there. Nissan, Mitsubishi, and French carmaker, Renault, have tightened their corporate alliances and committed to investing more than 23 billion Euro to build new EVs, and advance Nissan’s progress towards solid-state batteries.

Image courtesy Renault Nissan MitsubishiAlliance.

The Alliance

Just eighteen months after it announced a new “cooperation business model,” the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance says it’s built solid foundations that benefit all three partners, and teased the upcoming Nissan Micra EV compact as part of a sweeping announcement outlining big goals, big factories, and really big investments from all three companies.

“This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta. “(We are) maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness.”

The Alliance’s joint press release also announced plans to invest 23 billion euros over the next five years to support its “offensive” electrification strategy and supercharge Nissan’s efforts to develop a new, solid-state battery technology that could give them a competitive edge in the EV space against other automotive giants like Ford and GM.

Some of the other highlights of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi “Common Roadmap Alliance 2030” announcement are included here:

  • The 2030 roadmap focuses on pure electric vehicles and connected mobility.
  • Aims to enhance usage of common platforms to reach 80% in 2026.
  • Mitsubishi Motors to reinforce presence in Europe with two new models based on Renault best-sellers.
  • To invest 23 B€ in the next five years to support its offensive strategy in electrification.
  • Nissan unveils an all-new EV based on the CMF-BEV Alliance platform to replace the Micra in Europe; vehicle planned to be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity, the electric industrial center in Northern France.
  • Reinforces common battery strategy aiming to secure a global 220 GWh production capacity by 2030.
  • Nissan to lead development of breakthrough all-solid-state battery technology to benefit all members.
  • Renault to lead development on common centralized electrical and electronic architecture and will launch the first full software defined vehicle by 2025

“Among the world’s automotive leaders, the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is a proven, unique model,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Alliance. “Today the Alliance is accelerating to lead the mobility revolution and deliver more value to customers, our people, our shareholders and all our stakeholders. The three member-companies have defined a common roadmap towards 2030 … these are massive investments that none of the three companies could make alone.”

35 NEW EVS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS

Starting with the new Nissan Micra (shown, at top), the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance brands will unveil 35 new, fully electric vehicles between now and 2030, with most of these models being built on just five common EV platforms. The Alliance claims these platforms will covering most market needs, “in all major regions.”

The companies released the following outline that summarizes the new common EV platforms, with the CMF-EV platform that currently underpins the Nissan Ariya EV will account for as many as 15 of the 35 planned new launches.

  • CMF-AEV, the most affordable platform in the world, is the base for the new Dacia Spring.
  • KEI-EV (mini vehicle) platform family for ultra-compact EVs.
  • LCV-EV Family platform family for professional customers, as the base for the Renault Kangoo and Nissan Town Star (vans).
  • CMF-EV, the global, flexible, EV platform. It will be on the roads in a few weeks as the base for the Nissan Ariya EV crossover and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.  By 2030, more than 15 models will be based on the CMF-EV platform, with up to 1.5 million cars produced on this platform per year.
  • CMF-BEV, the most competitive compact electric platform in the world, to be launched in 2024 … it will be the base for 250,000 vehicles a year under the Renault, Alpine and Nissan brands. Among the vehicles are the Renault R5 and the new compact EV that will replace the Nissan Micra.

Alliance chairman Senard also highlighted plans for the three member carmakers to go fully carbon neutral in terms of manufacturing and transport by the year 2050

Source | Images: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi.

Nissan Teases New Compact EV, Solid-state Batteries

February 9, 2022

And that’s just the tip of a 23 billion Euro iceberg!

New electric Nissan compact.

Nissan plans to manufacture its all-new, all-electric successor to the compact Nissan Micra at the Renault ElectriCity center in France, where the retro-styled hatchback will serve to kick off the next phase of Nissan’s 2030 roadmap to electrification – but the news doesn’t end there. Nissan, Mitsubishi, and French carmaker, Renault, have tightened their corporate alliances and committed to investing more than 23 billion Euro to build new EVs, and advance Nissan’s progress towards solid-state batteries.

Image courtesy Renault Nissan MitsubishiAlliance.

The Alliance

Just eighteen months after it announced a new “cooperation business model,” the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance says it’s built solid foundations that benefit all three partners, and teased the upcoming Nissan Micra EV compact as part of a sweeping announcement outlining big goals, big factories, and really big investments from all three companies.

“This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta. “(We are) maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness.”

The Alliance’s joint press release also announced plans to invest 23 billion euros over the next five years to support its “offensive” electrification strategy and supercharge Nissan’s efforts to develop a new, solid-state battery technology that could give them a competitive edge in the EV space against other automotive giants like Ford and GM.

Some of the other highlights of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi “Common Roadmap Alliance 2030” announcement are included here:

  • The 2030 roadmap focuses on pure electric vehicles and connected mobility.
  • Aims to enhance usage of common platforms to reach 80% in 2026.
  • Mitsubishi Motors to reinforce presence in Europe with two new models based on Renault best-sellers.
  • To invest 23 B€ in the next five years to support its offensive strategy in electrification.
  • Nissan unveils an all-new EV based on the CMF-BEV Alliance platform to replace the Micra in Europe; vehicle planned to be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity, the electric industrial center in Northern France.
  • Reinforces common battery strategy aiming to secure a global 220 GWh production capacity by 2030.
  • Nissan to lead development of breakthrough all-solid-state battery technology to benefit all members.
  • Renault to lead development on common centralized electrical and electronic architecture and will launch the first full software defined vehicle by 2025

“Among the world’s automotive leaders, the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is a proven, unique model,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Alliance. “Today the Alliance is accelerating to lead the mobility revolution and deliver more value to customers, our people, our shareholders and all our stakeholders. The three member-companies have defined a common roadmap towards 2030 … these are massive investments that none of the three companies could make alone.”

35 NEW EVS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS

Starting with the new Nissan Micra (shown, at top), the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance brands will unveil 35 new, fully electric vehicles between now and 2030, with most of these models being built on just five common EV platforms. The Alliance claims these platforms will covering most market needs, “in all major regions.”

The companies released the following outline that summarizes the new common EV platforms, with the CMF-EV platform that currently underpins the Nissan Ariya EV will account for as many as 15 of the 35 planned new launches.

  • CMF-AEV, the most affordable platform in the world, is the base for the new Dacia Spring.
  • KEI-EV (mini vehicle) platform family for ultra-compact EVs.
  • LCV-EV Family platform family for professional customers, as the base for the Renault Kangoo and Nissan Town Star (vans).
  • CMF-EV, the global, flexible, EV platform. It will be on the roads in a few weeks as the base for the Nissan Ariya EV crossover and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.  By 2030, more than 15 models will be based on the CMF-EV platform, with up to 1.5 million cars produced on this platform per year.
  • CMF-BEV, the most competitive compact electric platform in the world, to be launched in 2024 … it will be the base for 250,000 vehicles a year under the Renault, Alpine and Nissan brands. Among the vehicles are the Renault R5 and the new compact EV that will replace the Nissan Micra.

Alliance chairman Senard also highlighted plans for the three member carmakers to go fully carbon neutral in terms of manufacturing and transport by the year 2050

Source | Images: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi.

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