Reuters – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T), Renault SA (RENA.PA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) will consolidate their electric vehicle stages with an end goal to cut costs down to levels practically identical to ordinary fuel autos, the Nikkei daily paper said.

The methodology comes as auto goliaths Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) are additionally expecting to mass-create battery electric vehicles in the midst of fixing outflows and mileage controls far and wide.

Franco-Japanese organization together accomplices Renault and Nissan have been among the most vocal defenders of the zero-discharge innovation however have attempted to lower costs enough as they built up their electric autos independently.

The Nikkei said Renault and Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T), which as of late went under Nissan’s control, will utilize an indistinguishable vehicle stage from Nissan’s rebuilt Leaf electric auto anticipated that would go at a bargain around 2018.

The three organizations will share key segments, for example, the engine, inverter and battery, a move that would bring down the Leaf’s cost by about a fifth, the paper said, without refering to its sources.