30 Dec '16, 7pm

Nissan Does a 180 on Future Hybrids After Mitsubishi Deal

Nissan Does a 180 on Future Hybrids After Mitsubishi Deal

The Nissan-Renault Alliance has made a 180-degree course correction on its view of future hybrids after taking a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Speaking with British publication Auto Express , Takashi Shirakawa, head of Nissan’s European research and development, confirmed that the Japanese automaker is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle. Shirakawa hinted that the eventual vehicle could share hybrid technology with Mitsubishi’s Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV, a consistent best seller in Europe. “Our current priority is to shift into EVs for the future, but we still need a bridge. We are now working on a plug-in hybrid solution for Europe” Shirakawa told the magazine. “We welcomed Mitsubishi Motors into the Nissan family, and they already have the Outlander PHEV. The next-generation product range may be shared with that, but this is just the beginning of the dis...

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