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Nissan-Renault to spend $26bn on EVs, solid-state batteries

Automakers will adopt uniform semiconductor designs to counter global chip crunch

Nissan's Ariya is its second EV model. The automaker plans to introduce 15 new EV models over the next five years. (Photo courtesy of Nissan)

TOKYO -- The automotive alliance formed by Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors will invest a combined 3 trillion yen ($26.3 billion) through fiscal 2026 mainly into developing electric vehicles and new solid-state batteries that are expected to triple driving ranges.

The three automakers are expected to announce the plans on Thursday, which will include rolling out at more than 30 EV models in total through fiscal 2030 using jointly developed platforms.

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