Renault Nissan Mitsubishi announce plans to build over a million EVs through their Alliance


Recently the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance announced their plans to build high-performing and high-profit platforms for their EVs in the next five years while strengthening the relationship between these three companies. The three brands will share the newly developed five platforms (there will be 80% common usage) under their ‘smart differentiator’ strategy.

The smart differentiator strategy will enable all three brands to pool powertrains, production plants, platforms and other technologies. Thus, there will be certain elements of existing vehicles carries forward to the common platforms. Currently, five models from these brands will be carried to the common platforms C & D. These models are Mitsubishi Outlander, Renault Austral, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Qashqai and an announced seven-seater SUV by Renault.

The Alliance has set its goal in electric cars as they invest around $25.8 billion to develop new platforms by 2030 and this will funnel business back to the OEMs in Dubai

The Alliance unveiled their five platforms- for compact EVs and LCVs (such as Nissan Town Star and Renault Kangoo), there would be the KEI-EV platform, for the affordable section (like the Renault Dacia Spring model), there would be the CMF-AEV platform, and for the crossover vehicles (such as the Renault Megane E-Tech and Nissan Ariya), there would be the CMF-EV platform. In fact, there are plans underway to leverage the CMF-EV platform for lobal usage for a grand total of 15 models under 5 different brands (Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi, Infiniti and Alpine). A total of 35 pure models by the Alliance will be using the platform to sell the EVs globally.

The flexible nature of platforms will be highly enabling feels the CEO of Nissan, Makoto Uchida. He said, “The adaptability allows us to develop sedans to SUVs and sports cars on this platform.”

Apart from hardware, three brands in Alliance are also going to be sharing software platforms. There are plans to use the Google automotive ecosystem in the EVs. In the beginning, the Alliance brand will start with the Megane E-Tech Electric vehicle then they will move ahead to other brands. Speaking about the Google automotive ecosystem, the brand conveyed in a statement that it will be the pioneer in using this software in a car.

Focusing on ‘intelligent and connected mobility’, the Alliance is ensuring investment and talent pooling for their next generation of electric vehicles. Renault CEO Luca de Meo is particularly optimistic about the new platform CMF-BEV as he calls it a ‘game-changer’. “For the first time, EVs will be able to compete with combustible engines” he said.
This announcement by the Alliance regarding their goal to sell EVs is particularly exciting for Dubai as it is a global fulcrum for spare parts with many OEMs centred in and around Dubai. When it comes to manufacturing EVs, there is a huge scope of getting spare parts in Dubai. With three coveted brands coming together for the alliance, it is sure to funnel business and funding to the UAE (especially to Dubai). This will give a boost to the automotive business of the city and will also elevate the business prospects globally.

There is heavy demand globally to export and re-export various branded auto products such as Mitsubishi spare parts Dubai and Nissan spare parts Dubai. In fact, newer re-export destinations such as certain African countries, Sudan and even Libiya are opting for car spare parts in Dubai for their sourcing requirements. As the Alliance will be build multiple platforms for their EVs, these brands would want trusted, guaranteed and economically viable options to get the required automotive spare parts. Worldwide, Dubai is been looked upon for its high-end auto spare parts shops. Dubai being the hub for spare parts and original equipment for the automobile industry looks like the right prospect for the Alliance to obtain the required parts for their EV platforms.

While China has been doing considerably good in the automotive spare parts building industry in the recent times, it is Japan that has always dominated the global market. However, the strategic placement of Dubai as the up-and-coming centre for automotive spare parts is being recognized all over the world and even Japanese companies are considering joining hands with Dubai auto spare parts makers for their aftermarket services and opening liaison officers here. The location of Dubai is favourable too. The city has set itself as the strategic transit point for trade for the whole of Middle East and Africa. Even countries in South East Asia and Europe are turning to Dubai for their auto spare parts requirements. Such a scenario can only turn more agreeable with the announcement of investing billions in electric vehicle manufacturing by the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.

Of course, the auto spare parts shops in Dubai are feeling the brunt of the recent attack by Russia on Ukraine. The whole of Europe of experiencing the effects of the war and the ripples of it are even felt by the business of car spare parts in Dubai. While the Dubai government is still aggressively promoting the city has auto hub for ease of doing business and unparalleled technological progress, only time will tell what the overall effect of this war would be on the spare parts sector in Dubai.

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