In a bid to make the Renault Nissan alliance even stronger and achieve a minimum €4.3 billion annual synergy goal the two companies have agreed to implementing convergence plans in four key areas. One of which is engineering which includes advanced research and electric powertrain development.
The four areas being converged are: Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, and Human Resources.
“Convergence within these four key business functions will result in an immediate increase in efficiency and leverage our size to achieve competitive economies of scale,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “The synergies will then enable us to deliver higher-value vehicles to customers and stay at the leading edge of innovation.”
The Renault-Nissan alliance was established in March 1999 and was is the first industrial and commercial partnership of its kind involving a French and a Japanese company. Since then both companies have released a selection of electric cars using similar but not identical components.
Namely Renault has the versatile Chameleon charger which can accept single or three-phase power ranging from 3kW to 44kW.
With Renault and Nissan having between them five different production electric vehicles on the market (LEAF, ZOE, Twizy, Kangoo ZE, e-NV200) with others on their way we hope this convergence will allow them to learn from each of these vehicles strengths to push electric cars and vehicles forward.
What would be your ideal outcome from this convergence? A LEAF with a Chameleon charger? A ZOE with CHAdoMO rapid charge? Let us know below.
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