Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch 12 EVs and a 'robo' ride service

From Engadget - September 15, 2017

Alliance 2022 did not have any vehicle designs or prototypes to show off. However, it did specify that it will launch four shared platforms with the aim of producing over 9 million vehicles on them. Around 75 percent of total sales from the group would come via the common platforms, and by 2022, it aims to generate $240 billion in revenues.

Alliance 2022 is going all in on ride-sharing, too. "Becoming an operator of robo-vehicle ride-hailing services is a major part of the new mobility services strategy," the press release states. However, the group did not unveil many details on those plans, either, merely saying that it would launch 40 self-driving vehicles with different levels of autonomy.

Unlike, say, GM and Lyft, Alliance 2022 did not reveal any plans to team up with a ride-sharing service. It's fair to assume that Renault's recent acquisition of Karhoo, which is set to relaunch this year after being effectively dead, will figure into its plans, though.


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