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Report: Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi to Combine EV Platforms

A report in the Nikkei newspaper says that Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors will share an electric vehicle platform in order to bring development and production costs more in line with gasoline-powered cars. The news follows announcements of similar strategies from Toyota and Volkswagen, with both companies indicating that they will increase their production of EVs to meet increasingly stringent…

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Microsoft and Renault-Nissan to Partner on Connected Driving Technologies

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp announced today that they are partnering to develop connected driving solutions. Under the terms of the multi-year, global agreement, the companies will leverage Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure to improve customer experiences in the areas of navigation, maintenance, remote monitoring, mobility and over-the-air updates. As part of the deal, Microsoft will also be tapped to…

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New Renault Megane Sedan Revealed

French automaker Renault has revealed a sedan version of its Megane hatchback. The new sedan is indirectly replacing the Fluence, which has seen substandard sales numbers. Unsurprisingly, the sedan version looks a lot like the hatch. From the front clip to the B-pillar of the car, it is nearly identical. From the B-pillar back, the hatch is replaced be a…

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Renault Unveils 2017 Alaskan Pickup Truck

Previewed as a concept at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault has unveiled the Alaskan, its first one-ton pickup truck. Based-on the same platform as the Nissan NP300 Navara, the Alaskan likely provides a preview of the next generation Nissan Frontier and the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLT-class pickup. Adopting Renault's latest design language, the pronounced diamond logo and C-shaped headlights give…

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Nissan to Introduce EV Range Extender and Self-Driving Feature in 2017

By the end of the current fiscal year, Nissan Motor Co. will be introducing two key technologies in support of Chief Executive Carlo Ghosn's mandate to put the company at the forefront of electric vehicles and autonomous cars. As outlined at Nissan's annual shareholders' meeting on June 22, a range extender for EVs and a single-lane self-driving feature will debut…

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