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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance aims new launches from 2022

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Renault-Nissan to launch 12 zero-emission models

Alliance 2022 plans a major expansion in shared electric vehicle technologies, alongside the development and deployment of advanced autonomous drive systems, vehicle connectivity and new mobility services.

The group believes that this will double synergies between the companies to €10 billion on an annual basis by 2022.

"Electrified cars will represent more than 30 percent of the alliance's sales" by 2022, Ghosn said.PARIS: Carmaker Renault-Nissan said Friday it will launch 12 all-electric cars over the next six years and equip dozens more with driverless technology. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have sold almost 10 million vehicles in 2016, and Mr. Ghosn has estimated that se sales would be approximately 10.5 million units this year.

He felt, without wanting to commit to firm targets, that "more than 20 % of sales of alliance ser [iea] nt electrified" by 2022, thus including electric, but also hybrid (fuel / electricity).

"Today marks a new milestone for our member companies".

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is hot on the trails of VW in the electrification race after the French-Japanese coalition revealed a masterplan that shares' the Germans' ambition.

Presented by chairman Carlos Ghosn, the Alliance 2022 plan calls for the companies to double annual synergies to €10 ($11.9) billion and "accelerate collaboration on common platforms, powertrains, and next-generation electric, autonomous, and connected technologies".

Carlos Ghosn has always been careful to say that the success of the Renault-Nissan alliance should be measured in synergies among the partners, not sales growth. The alliance aims to build around nine million vehicles on four common platforms in 2022 and expects to "extend the use of common powertrains to 75 percent of total sales". In the first half of 2017, volumes increased by seven per cent year-on-year to 5.27 million units. It aims to exceed combined sales of 14 million units, up almost 40 percent by the end of the plan.

It also said it is seeking to be a "key operator" of driverless ride-hailing services and to provide autonomous vehicles for public transit and car-sharing.

In order to achieve the targets, the main strategy will be for the three companies to use four common platforms - the basic structure of a vehicle.

Nissan said its EVs would boast more than 600km of range by 2022, based on NEDC homologation methodology.

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