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Renault, Nissan chief engineers to meet, revive R&D projects: sources

Carlos Ghosn's departure from Renault-Nissan left the alliance in doubt.

But in a bid to prove the partnership is still running smoothly, Renault's engineering boss will reportedly meet his counterpart at Nissan this week

Two sources close to Renault said the carmakers want to revive joint projects

that slowed down after the partnership was left reeling by the Ghosn drama.

Japanese prosecutors arrested Ghosn in 2018 and accused him of financial misconduct - which he denies.

The former alliance leader slipped out of Japan and fled to Lebanon at the end of December .

Renault-Nissan's cost-saving alliance is seen as vital to both companies as the car industry battles a slowdown

with a costly focus on cleaner vehicles and automated driving.

One area focus for the alliance will likely be hybrid power systems

Analysts say it's a field where the two firms have not effectively shared R&D.