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Renault-Nissan Expands Electric Push in China With Dongfeng Pact

  • Renault, Nissan to hold 50% of venture, Dongfeng to own rest
  • China topped electric car rankings in a survey by BNEF
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Why Electric Cars Aren't Taking Over Yet

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The Renault-Nissan alliance is expanding its push into China, teaming up with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. on its first locally designed electric vehicle as emissions rules tighten in the world’s largest car market.

Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Dongfeng established a joint venture to develop a battery-powered model based on a small sport utility vehicle platform developed by the French-Japanese alliance, the companies said Tuesday. The vehicle is due to hit showrooms in 2019.