In order to “meet the major technological challenges of the future” the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has created a single platform that will be used in several of the group’s upcoming electric offerings. The new The CMF (Common Module Family)-EV platform can be used to install batteries at different heights and can be used in low-slung sedans to larger SUVs.
Renault already uses different CMF platforms to underpin the majority of its vehicles, however, the first vehicle it’s set to utilize the new platform won’t be a Renault model. Instead, it will first been seen used as the base for the new Nissan Ariya electric crossover. The first Renault model to utilize the CMF-EV is the electric version of the upcoming Megane, the Megane eVision.
The platform is capable of handling two or all-wheel drive. In the video we see a slim battery pack located inside the floor of the chassis. We also see the negative space under the hood thanks to the smaller electric motor which opens more space up front. The platform also supports a substantially long wheelbase for the length of overhangs.
As far as the Megane eVision, it will come equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack giving it a claimed WLTP range of 280 miles. Using its 217 hp motor, it achieves a 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds.
Check out all the details of Groupe Renault’s CMF-EV platform in the short but educational video below: