Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Allianz is partnering with DiDi Chuxing for a new electric vehicle car-sharing program in China. The two parties signed a MoU to explore future business cooperation in this field recently.
The memorandum of understanding signed with DiDi underlines the commitment to new mobility services at the Alliance, including the launch of robo-vehicle ride-hailing services, as part of the Alliance 2022 strategic midterm plan launched last year by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company, and Mitsubishi Motors represents is one of the largest automotive alliance. This cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry also has strategic collaborations with other automotive groups, including Germany’s Daimler and China’s Dongfeng.
This strategic alliance is focussed on developing zero-emission vehicles and plans to offer autonomous drive, connectivity features and services on a wide range of affordable vehicles.
DiDi Chuxing is one of the leading Chinese mobile transportation platform having more than 450 million users across over 400 cities in China.
By the end of its strategic plan, the Alliance will launch 12 pure electric models worldwide, utilizing common EV platforms and components, while also bringing to market 40 vehicles worldwide with autonomous drive technology and developing robo-vehicle ride-hailing services.
Under the Alliance 2022 strategic plan, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is forecasting that the combined revenues of its member companies will reach $240 billion and that annual unit sales will exceed 14 million by the end of 2022, compared with 10.6 million units sold by its member companies in 2017.