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Leveraging economies of scale, the partnership of Renault-Nissan plans to expand their electric car offerings, according to a new strategic plan outlined this week. Following Renault-Nissan’s Fall 2016 acquisition of Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman of Mitsubishi, announced the company’s Alliance 2022 plan in Paris on Friday. Aiming to maintain its […]

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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th birthday with a unique creation. The Japanese automaker has announced it is teaming up with the West Coast Customs team to recreate the Mitsubishi Model A, the vehicle that started it all for the brand. But it won’t be an identical replica, as it will ride on the platform underpinning […]

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Coming out of the shadows, electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive completed the purchase of the former 2.4-million square foot Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. Rivian, founded by MIT graduate R.J. Scaringe as a spin-off of Mainstream Engineering in 2009 in Florida, originally planned to develop a $25,000 mid-engine, rear-drive sports coupe with better-than Toyota Prius […]

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The Nissan-Renault Alliance has made a 180-degree course correction on its view of future hybrids after taking a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Speaking with British publication Auto Express, Takashi Shirakawa, head of Nissan’s European research and development, confirmed that the Japanese automaker is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle. Shirakawa hinted that the […]

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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. SEE ALSO: Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf Will Lead the Way […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicle enthusiasts may want to keep an eye on Mitsubishi’s bold plans to proffer many more cars to their liking this decade into next. Mitsubishi has been uniquely one of the most bullish and early on purveyors of electrified cars having introduced the i-MiEV in 2009 ahead of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, while […]

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Giant tech firms and global car companies are in an intense race to launch autonomous vehicles, but this week a three-year old startup beat all of them to the finish line. nuTonomy, a spin out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), introduced the world’s first self-driving taxis to the streets of Singapore, beating the […]

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It appears that Mitsubishi’s plan to reinvent itself as purveyor of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sport-utility vehicles has been put on hold. The Japanese automaker now finds itself in a quagmire because of a Japanese-market fuel-economy manipulation scandal that’s led to a rescue from Nissan Motor Co. An independent investigation has found “a corporate culture […]

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Globally, governments have been ordering green vehicles for their fleets for years, everything from a Toyota Prius hybrid to the BWW i3 electric vehicle. So, an order for 651 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrids for police duty in a country such as Norway, China or the U.S. wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but Ukraine? This is a […]

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