Carmaker trio plans 12 electric models
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced plans Friday to produce 12 new electric models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall output.
The carmakers — who collectively sold more vehicles than any other company in the world the first half of this year — also announced plans to make “robo-taxis,” driverless public transport vehicles and autonomous cars aimed at middle-class consumers.
The moves are part of an overall strategy aimed at taking advantage of the alliance’s growing reach to consolidate its position and make electric and driverless cars more affordable. They also unveiled a new logo for the alliance and renamed it Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.