Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, a leading automotive alliance, has joined as partner DiDi Auto Alliance (the D-Alliance), which was formed by DiDi Chuxing (‘DiDi’), the Chinese mobile transportation platform.
The DiDi Auto Alliance is an intelligent ride-sharing alliance initiated by DiDi that aims to empower and redefine smart mobility. By promoting the new energy automotive industry with partners along the value chain, it aims to unite all members to transform the business model of the automotive industry, and establish itself as the world’s largest full-capacity vehicle operator platform, the company has mentioned in a press release.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi signed a memorandum of understanding with DiDi in February to explore the possibility of future business cooperation on a new electric vehicle car-sharing program in the People’s Republic of China.
The Alliance, by the end of its strategic plan will launch 12 pure electric models worldwide, utilizing common EV platforms and components, while also bringing to market 40 vehicles worldwide with autonomous drive technology and developing robo-vehicle ride-hailing services.
The memorandum of understanding signed with DiDi is in line with the exploration of new mobility services at the Alliance, including the launch of robo-vehicle ride-hailing services, as part of the Alliance 2022 strategic midterm plan launched last year by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.