Alliance 2022: New plan outlines autonomous and electric future.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Alliance recently discussed the company’s plans and targets, including future goals for electrification and self-driving technologies.
The Alliance plans to introduce twelve new zero-emission electric vehicles by 2022. Over the same period, 40 vehicles will be introduced with different levels of autonomy, all the way to fully autonomous capability.
On the electrification front, the Alliance plans:
• Common, scalable EV platforms for multiple segments by 2020, with a forecast that 70 percent of EV volumes will be based on shared platforms by 2022;
• A new family of EV motor and batteries to be introduced from 2020, shared across the member companies;
• 12 new pure electric vehicles to be launched by 2022;
• More than 600 km EV range reached by 2022;
• 30 percent decrease in battery cost from 2016 to 2022;
• 15 minutes charging time to deliver range of 230 km by 2022, up from 90km in 2016 ;
• Optimized, flat packaging of the battery, providing additional cabin space and greater styling flexibility ;
• Adoption of Mitsubishi Motors’ new PHEV technology by 2022.
The Alliance also plans to launch 40 vehicles with different levels of autonomous drive (AD) technologies by 2022.
The timetable for AD deployment includes:
• 2018: Highly autonomous drive vehicle for use on highways – with a human driver’s continuous monitoring of the environment.
• 2020: Highly autonomous drive vehicle for use in cities – with a human driver’s continuous monitoring of the environment.
• 2020: Highly autonomous drive vehicle for use on highways – with occasional human driver intervention.
• 2022: First fully autonomous drive vehicle – with no human driver intervention necessary.