Electric idea for car firm alliance

Electric idea for car firm alliance

Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi is in talks with the Renault-Nissan alliance over a collaborative effort to produce a new range of cars.

It has already been agreed that Mitsubishi will use a Renault chassis for a full-size saloon car to be sold in North America and the companies also plan to develop a electric version of a 'kei car' that is currently only available in Japan.

The small petrol city car came from an existing link-up between Mitsubishi and Nissan, known as NMKV, which would be expanded to produce the electric version for the global market.

Renault-Nissan is looking forward to selecting the very best Mitsubishi models to enhance its own range and also taking advantage of its innovative research into electric power.

Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan have been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology from the very beginning and they are keen to produce vehicles with zero emissions.

Carlos Ghosn, president of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is keen to find new opportunities for Renault within the excellent relationship between Mitsubishi and Nissan.

Copyright Press Association 2013