What defines an Alliance powertrain?

One of the earliest areas for Renault and Nissan to explore at the start of the Alliance was how best to share powertrains, something we have become rather good at with huge savings for both companies as a result.

So what is an Alliance, or common, powertrain?

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01
JUN
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

All in this together…

All in this together…

The auto industry is probably better known for its intense competitiveness; companies finding more on which to disagree than agree. Trade associations such as the SMMT in the UK, ACEA in Europe and JAMA in Japan do create forums where automakers can debate areas of common interest and present a unified view on a specific issue.

Last year The World Economic Forum, best known for its annual meeting in Davos, helped to bring some of the major automakers together to make a unique but simple request to policy makers: we are ready to start working together to solve the environmental issues associated with vehicle transportation. Initially, the letter was signed by the CEOs of Daimler, Ford, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Toyota. Last month, the CEOs of Audi, Hyundai and Volkswagen added their names to the list, and we expect more to follow.

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26
MAY
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

The New Era of Consolidation

The New Era of Consolidation

On Tuesday, Carlos Ghosn spoke at the Detroit Economic Club. In a moderated Q&A with Dan Howes from The Detroit News, Ghosn covered three broad themes: the consolidation trends driving the industry, the shift towards sustainable (zero emission) mobility and the opportunities presented by emerging markets.

On consolidation, Ghosn spoke about the major forces that are creating the next wave of tie-ups among the automakers. First, if manufacturers are to develop the vast and complex range of technologies that are required to be legally compliant (emission regulations etc) and be appealing to consumers, footing that investment bill across the largest scale will inevitably drive competitiveness.

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21
MAY
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Carlos Ghosn to speak at Detroit Economic Club

Carlos Ghosn to speak at Detroit Economic Club

On Tuesday, May 25th Alliance Chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, will be appearing at the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, MI. The event, which takes place at midday at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, will be a discussion on topics  including the consolidation trends of the global auto industry, the growth and importance of emerging markets, the outlook for the industry post-crisis and the development of electric vehicles and their role in the future of mobility.

The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) was formed in 1934 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. The DEC continues to provide a platform for distinguished international dignitaries and business leaders, who represent the changing global environment.  The DEC is proud to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon.

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Nissan's results and outlook provide solid base for Alliance growth

You don’t need me to tell you what a difficult year 2009 was for the global car industry.

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Nissan FY09 results announcement: "At the foundation of Nissan's strategy lies the Renault-Nissan Alliance"

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn and COO Toshiyuki Shiga today announced financial results for the fiscal year 2009:

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07
MAY
2010

 

The silence of EV's

The silence of EV's

Should electric vehicles make an artificial noise or be allowed to run silently? Opinion is divided both within the industry and among other interested parties and it’s a subject we have debated many times.

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Renault, the Alliance and the United States

We have received many questions on the Alliance blog about the “new alliance of Renault-Nissan with Daimler” and whether this would be a new opportunity for Renault to enter the US market.

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14
APR
2010
Toshiyuki Shiga
 

The Alliance celebrates its 11th anniversary

The Alliance celebrates its 11th anniversary

Looking back at the past 11 years, the Renault-Nissan Alliance have been through a remarkable journey.  Together, we have navigated the road of progress, successes, challenges, obstacles and opportunities.  

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