Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi joins DiDi Chuxing in DiDi Auto Alliance
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced it is one of the partners of DiDi Auto Alliance (the D-Alliance), which was formed by DiDi Chuxing, a Chinese mobile transportation platform.
Ogi Redzic, Senior Vice President of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, said, “We share a common vision with DiDi in our pursuit of clean, safe mobility for all. China is a key market for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, and we plan to work in close partnership with market leaders like DiDi to shape the future of smart mobility in China.”
Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of DiDi, said, “We will empower our partners by providing collaboration aspects ranging from auto leasing and sales, auto finance, auto service, fleet operation, to car-sharing solutions. The goal is to create more value for our partners, user community, and the society.”
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 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.
To support this plan, the alliance launched Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years.