Intensified Leader-Follower approach
The Alliance’s Leader-Follower scheme has been a driving force in shared performance and growth and will now be further accelerated.
Indeed, each company will share even more of its common platforms and technologies, from 60% of its combined models today to more than 80% by 2026. This will allow them to deepen their focus on their customer’s needs, best models and core markets, while also extending innovations at a lower cost.
For example, Mitsubishi Motors will reinforce its presence in Europe with two new models.
The new ASX and the new Colt, both to go on sale on 2023, will use the modular CMF-B platform and build off some of Renault’s best sellers.
Electrification for a new era
With more than 10 years’ experience in EV R&D, engineering and mass production, €10 billion already invested in electrification, and 15 plants currently manufacturing parts, motors, batteries for 10 EV models, the Alliance is ideally positioned to develop the next generation of EV technologies and cars – at an accelerated pace and with optimal cost-sharing.
The Alliance will now accelerate its investment with an additional €23 billion, leading to 35 new EV models by 2030. As part of this aggressive electrification strategy, it will expand its platforms and work to develop the next generation of high-performance batteries.
Expanding EV platforms
This is one of the Alliance’s major ambitions today. By 2030, 90% of the Alliance’s soon-to-be 35 new EV models will be based on five common EV platforms, covering most markets in all major regions.
Up to now, the Alliance offered 10 EV models built on four EV platforms, including CMF-EV, the global multivalent electric platform, and CMF-AEV, the most affordable EV platform. In the coming years, these platforms will indeed be further enriched.
Firstly, the Alliance will add a new CMF-BEV platform in 2024, designed to be the most competitive compact electric platform in the world. It will provide up to 400 km range and outstanding aerodynamic performance, helping to reduce cost by 33% and power consumption by more than 10%. Nissan has selected this new platform for its pure-EV successor of Micra in Europe. This car will be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity, the electric industrial centre in Northern France.
Secondly, the existing CMF-EV platform will evolve from two models today to more than 15 by 2030, spanning five brands and 1.5 million cars per year.
Creating the batteries of the future
With one million electric vehicles already sold, and 30 billion kilometres driven by its customers’ electric vehicles, the Alliance has acquired a tremendous amount of information and data on the real-life behaviour of its best-in-class batteries, including their wear, safety and recharging capabilities, as well as their range in various driving conditions.
The Alliance is working with common partners to achieve real scale and affordability, enabling to reduce battery costs by 50% in 2026 and 65% by 2028. By 2030, the Alliance aims to reach 220 GWh battery production capacity for EVs across key production sites in the world.
The Alliance has teamed up with industry players to develop greater public-charging solutions for customers:
- An agreement with Ionity will allow customers to access the Ionity ultra-fast charging network in Europe at preferential pricing.
- For business clients, the Alliance partnered with Mobilize Power Solutions, which offers end-to-end charging solutions for fleets and professional needs.
COMING SOON – Under the leadership of Nissan, the Alliance is currently investing in breakthrough All Solid-State Battery (ASSB) technology. By mid-2028, it aims to mass produce ASSB and ultimately achieve cost parity with ICE vehicles.
Connected mobility, a new playground
To meet the demands and expectations of tomorrow’s ultra-connected consumers, Alliance members are developing the driver assist and vehicle intelligence technologies that reduce accidents, enhance the customer journey and empower society through greater mobility choices.
For the past 20 years, the Alliance has steadily delivered innovations in intelligent vehicle and driver-assistance technologies, improving real-world driving safety, convenience and enjoyment. Today, more than 1.5 million Alliance cars on the road are equipped with these technologies, spanning 24 models. By 2026, that figure is expected to reach more than 10 million cars and 45 models.
Connected cars and services
As many as 3 million vehicles are currently connected to the Alliance Cloud with permanent data exchanges. By 2026, more than 5 million Alliance cloud systems will be delivered per year, with 25 million total cars on the road. Additionally the Alliance will be the first global mass-market OEM to introduce the Google ecosystem in its cars.
Under the leadership of Renault, the Alliance is developing a common centralised electrical and electronic (EE) architecture converging electronics hardware and software applications to offer maximum benefits and an optimal level of performance. To ensure that the complexity of future vehicle systems stays manageable while delivering even more advanced features to customers, this common hardware and software foundation will be integrated across all Alliance vehicle platforms.
With all these new assets, the Alliance will launch its first full software-defined vehicle no later than 2025.