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This month the five-year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt mark the first half decade for mass-market plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). PEVs had existed prior, including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV circa 2009, the limited-production Tesla Roadster from 2008, and others, but the Volt and Leaf began for major manufacturers what is now a growing […]

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Nissan is planning to add a fuel cell vehicle to its zero-emission lineup, though the company noted that it won’t be rushing to get the vehicle to market. Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn has been a strong proponent of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for some time, but the company has kept its options open. […]

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The Nissan Gripz Hybrid concept may illustrate the next stage for the carmaker’s sporty crossover lineup. This high-stanced concept looks a little like the big brother to the Juke – a model Nissan refers to as a “sport cross.” When Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn showed the Gripz Hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show […]

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Many of the challenges affecting the electric vehicle segment don’t seem to perturb Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. In an interview with Reuters’ Fred Katayama, Ghosn indicated that the company sets its EV strategy based on consumer need and emission regulations. Rising issues such as the Apple car rumor and fluctuating oil prices seem to have […]

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If auto manufacturers want to avoid becoming ensnared by fallout from Volkswagen’s taint on the industry, it’s vital that they are open and honest with consumers. This is the message given recently to Reuters by Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance and a leading protagonist of all-electric cars including the globally best-selling Nissan Leaf. […]

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Today electric cars priced around the $30,000-something level offer range of under 100 miles, but in less than two years will ranges double for essentially the same price? More than a rhetorical question, the handwriting is on the wall that this is the case. The benchmark that at least three automakers are aiming for is […]

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For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

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Carlos Ghosn, through his role as Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO, finds himself at the head of the company that has sold the most electric vehicles in the last few years. Last month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold its 200,000th zero-emission car. The Alliance’s Nissan Leaf, which was launched four years ago, is by far the top-selling electric […]

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Executives look pleased with the result of the collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. Or at least they say they are. Both automotive powerhouses have been working in partnership since 2010. The scope of the original collaboration in 2010 was limited to three projects primarily in Europe. The combined portfolio shared between Renault-Nissan and Daimler has […]

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After a full assault on the electric-vehicle market with the Leaf, it looks like Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be making some seriously tough decisions about how the company, and its French partner Renault, will build or source its batteries. According to a report in Reuters, Ghosn “is preparing to cut battery manufacturing…in a new […]

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