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Nissan and Mitsubishi workforce on pickups, EVs for North America

Nissan and Mitsubishi workforce on pickups, EVs for North America


Nissan final week introduced a brand new technique that requires the launch of 30 new automobiles worldwide over the following three years, seven of that are certain for the U.S.

The technique additionally requires intensified work with companions, notably fellow members of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.

Automotive Information (subscription required) reported final week that Nissan will collaborate with Mitsubishi on a number of new automobiles for North America, together with a collectively developed one-ton pickup truck that shall be in-built Mexico. It is not clear whether or not the pickup is likely one of the seven automobiles Nissan will launch within the U.S. within the subsequent three years.

Mitsubishi hasn’t introduced any new merchandise for the U.S. however manufacturing of the pickup in Mexico would allow the automaker to promote it right here with out the steep tariffs that its present Triton midsize pickup would face if bought right here.

The brand new pickup truck will possible launch with fuel engines however Automotive Information reported that plug-in hybrid and electrical powertrains are being thought-about. Each Nissan and Mitsubishi have mentioned individually they’re engaged on electrical vans, with Nissan even rolling out the Surf-Out electrical truck idea in 2021.

In different segments, Nissan will launch its first plug-in hybrid within the U.S. utilizing powertrain expertise sourced from Mitsubishi. In return, Mitsubishi will acquire EV expertise from Nissan, in line with Automotive Information.

Nissan and Honda additionally introduced in March that they’re investigating a partnership within the areas of EVs and software program improvement, although no particulars on potential merchandise had been talked about.

Money-strapped EV startup Fisker was additionally rumored to be in talks with Nissan about collaboration on an electrical truck for the U.S., although these talks are now not regarded as taking place. Fisker beforehand mentioned it was in talks with a significant OEM about an funding deal, regarded as Nissan, however in a regulatory submitting final week the California firm mentioned it was now not in talks with the OEM.



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