The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group have announced their collaboration on developing and selling electric vehicles (EVs) in China.

Dubbed eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will design and develop a new EV with intelligent interconnectivity, primarily aimed at the Chinese market.

"We expect to meet the transformation trend of the market in China; where cars are becoming light, electric, intelligent, interconnected and shared," said Zhu Yanfeng, chairman of Dongfeng.

"This is also testimony of a deepened and strengthened strategic cooperation between the three parties."

Above: 2018 Nissan Leaf

Renault and Nissan will each hold 25 per cent of eGT, while Dongfeng will hold the remaining 50 per cent.

"The establishment of the new joint venture with Dongfeng confirms our common commitment to develop competitive electric vehicles for the Chinese market," said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

"We are confident to meet the expectations of the Chinese customers and to strengthen our global electric vehicle leadership position."

It's unknown whether eGT's new EV will feature its own platform, or if it will borrow from the component set of the next-generation Nissan Leaf (above) - set to be revealed on September 6.