Report: Mitsubishi EVs to Move to Nissan, Renault Platforms

A new report suggests that Mitsubishi’s next EVs will ride on a platform shared between Nissan and Renault.

Nissan and Renault have long been allied, and the Renault-Nissan Alliance took a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi in October, which makes it the largest shareholder.

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As might be expected, there will be consolidation of components and platforms to cut costs. Which means, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, that Mitsubishi will share a future all-EV platform.

Renault and Nissan have already announced that their two best-selling EVs – the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe – will share a future platform, despite currently being different in size and using lithium-ion batteries from different sources.

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Either the Leaf might need to shrink or the Zoe might need to grow. Whatever the case, the next Mitsubishi EV would share this platform.

Green Car Reports speculates that the Mitsubishi eX concept – an all-wheel drive crossover with an EV powertrain that’s been on the auto-show circuit – could be a candidate for production. Any production plans, if they existed, appear to have been delayed.

If the eX is produced, it could share a platform with a Nissan-Rogue-sized crossover SUV with EV power.

The sharing would work both ways, as Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced last week that his company would be using hybrid components made by Mitsubishi in upcoming vehicles.

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