According to recent reports, the all-new Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe will share the same platform, meaning that they will come with rather the same electric drivetrain.
Before both models will arrive on the market somewhere in 2020, the Nissan Japanese carmaker is reportedly building a facelift version by 2018, which will preview the new architecture for both aforementioned models.
The partnership between Nissan and Renault is not fresh news, the latter on buying cells from LG Chem while Nissan providing low-density LMO lithium-ion batteries for both models.
These facts make both present models extremely efficient. We are looking here at the upgraded Renault Zoe which comes with 400 km range, a 160 km improvement as opposed to the standard Zoe`s 240 km with a 31 kWh battery pack, while the present Nissan Leaf provides a 250 km range with a 30 kWh battery pack.
The sharing of the future common platform is not a new thing for both models, as the companies have had a collaboration for more than 18 years, providing each other with the right parts for models like the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, X-Trail, Koleos, Nissan Juke or Renault Captur. Now we also get to see the new Nissan Micra and Renault Clio sharing the same mechanics.