Nissan & Renault negotiate future of alliance
Nissan and Renault are currently negotiating the future of the alliance and, more specifically, the Japanese carmaker’s participation in Renault’s planned electric car division. The announcement was made by both manufacturers in a short joint statement, without disclosing further details.
Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan
Nissan is announcing plans for a second car battery factory, this time in Japan, and again with partner Envision AESC of China. AESC and Nissan will jointly operate the plant, and news agencies report first details about location and capacity with confirmation expected tomorrow.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi restructure cooperation
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi manufacturing alliance is restructuring its cooperation. The guiding principle of the cooperation is the so-called ‘leader-follower’ principle for regions, vehicles and technologies in order to achieve greater efficiency and competitiveness in these areas.
Nissan could withdraw from Europe
Nissan reportedly wants to withdraw from Europe and instead focus more on its main markets: the USA, China and Japan. The news comes through sources of Reuters and also includes repercussions on the alliance’s e-mobility offering.
Nissan allows a peek at new all-electric crossover
Nissan has given US dealers a first preview of a new electric crossover. A closer version of the new Nissan electric will be presented next month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The production version is expected in the USA in the second half of 2021.
Mercedes says Citan successor will be electric van
Mercedes-Benz continues its commitment in the small van segment and has therefore decided on the successor to the Citan city delivery van – this time including a fully electric version. The vehicle will again be built in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
Nissan postpones long-range Leaf EV to avoid scandal
The new version of Nissan’s bestselling electric car with a 60 kWh battery had been expected for some time. Yet, the Japanese carmaker has stepped back from launching the Leaf just now and said they would wait until the controversy around ex-CEO Ghosn flares down.
Nissan questions Renault alliance after Ghosn scandal
Following the arrest of top executive Carlos Ghosn, Nissan wants to put the alliance with Renault to the test. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa hinted as much when calling the business “not equal”. Still, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are prepared to meet and the French state wants its say as well.