Renault and Mitsubishi are set to borrow the platform of the next-generation Nissan Leaf as the automotive conglomerate looks to drop the prices of its future range of electrified vehicles.
Japanese publication the Nikkei Asian Review reports that Nissan intends on launching a plug-in priced at around 2 million yen ($17,000), or 20 percent lower.
With the Leaf and Renault’s all-electric Zoe, the two companies have sold over 370,000 units since their respective introductions, allowing the two companies to old the largest proportion of the electric car market. Despite this, the two models have been developed separately and could benefit from a closer collaboration.
Beyond the Leaf’s platform being used by Mitsubishi and Renault in the not-too-distant future, the trio are also set share batteries and the same motor and inverter, further aiding in the planned cost savings.
Just last week, the company said that the next-generation Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf will use the same platform.