Car­maker trio plans 12 elec­tric mod­els

The Washington Post - - ECONOMY & BUSINESS -

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.

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