The CMF-BEV platform will be used by the redesigned supermini, which is identical to Renault’s 5 EV.
Nissan will launch an electric replacement for the Micra supermini based on a new EV platform shared with Renault, as part of a EUR23 billion (PS19 billion) investment to electrification over the next five years announced by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
Alliance partners announced that the new Micra will share the CMF-BEV platform planned for the Renault 5 and the new Micra.
Alliance stated that the platform will be launched in 2024. It can hold enough batteries to provide a range of 250 miles. It will eventually be the base for 250,000 vehicles each year by the Nissan, Renault, and Alpine brands.
The CMF–BEV will be one the five new electric platforms that the Alliance launches. This programme was initiated by the CMF–EV platform, which underpins the delayed Nissan Ariya SUV as well as the new Renault Megane E–Tech Electric.
There are two platforms for vans and one platform for micro Kei cars in Japanese style. The budget CMF-AEV platform is also available. It underpins the Dacia Spring City cars.
According to the Alliance, the five platforms will produce 35 new cars by 2030.
Nissan stated that the shared platform allows the companies to keep their own styling, as shown by the design preview for the new Nissan Leaf.
Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer at Nissan, stated that the all-new Nissan model will be designed and built by Nissan. Renault will use our new platform to maximize our Alliance assets and maintain its Nissan-ness.
“This model is a great example for the Alliance’s smart differentiation approach. After the success of our iconic Micra model, I’m sure that this new model will bring more excitement to our customers here in Europe.
In recent years, the three companies have struggled to find common ground as they tried to align their competing demands from French or Japanese. However, they now believe that sharing electrification goals will unite them and increase investment.
Jean-Dominique Senard (Chairman of the Alliance) stated that “The Alliance has never been stronger” Senard stated that the money needed for connectivity and electrification projects was “massive investments” that no one company could make on its own.