Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and DiDi Chuxing sign MOU to explore car-sharing partnership in China
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DiDi Chuxing to explore future business cooperation on a new electric vehicle car-sharing program in China.
The memorandum underlines the commitment to new mobility services, including the launch of robo-vehicle ride-hailing services, as part of the Alliance 2022 strategic midterm plan launched in 2017 by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
The Alliance is accelerating convergence and synergy initiatives in a range of new automotive technologies. By the end of its strategic plan, the Alliance will launch 12 pure electric models worldwide, utilising common EV platforms and components, while also bringing to market 40 vehicles worldwide with autonomous drive technology and developing robo-vehicle ride-hailing services.
Ogi Redzic, Senior Vice President of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, said: “The potential business and technology opportunities that we will explore with DiDi Chuxing are quite promising. This cooperation fits with the Alliance expansion in vehicle electrification, autonomy, connectivity and new mobility services.”
Chen Ting, General Manager for the Express Mobility Group of DiDi Chuxing, commented: “Strategic partnerships with industry players like Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will enable us to pool our strengths and resources to meet diversified mobility demands and create an open, sharing-based transportation ecosystem, as we innovate vehicles for a future of ride-sharing, AI technology and new energy.”