We recently reported the next generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe would start sharing the but according to new rumors Renault and Nissan will also let in Mitsubishi on the electric spoils.
Carlos Ghosn is now the big chief of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi – but unlike the reported brands he’s not going to share one salary from all three, instead get separate accounts. But putting aside management perks, it seems a new electric vehicle architecture will serve as the basis for Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi in the future to lower development costs, according to Japanese media. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is already at work developing the common platform for the Leaf and Zoe, but it seems the recently acquired Mitsubishi is also going to become a beneficiary.
According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the engineering and development divisions of all brands will pitch in together to get streamlined parts such as motors, inverters and batteries. Reducing costs would have a positive influence for the end client as well, because the new electric vehicles would become cheaper to acquire. This is one of the major goals for CEO Carlos Ghosn, who wants electrics from all three brands to cost no more than their traditional counterparts.