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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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Nissan says it intends to make autonomous drive systems commercially viable by 2020. Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced yesterday the Japanese carmaker’s launch timetable for the latest vehicle automation technologies aimed at accelerating consumer adoption of Autonomous Drive systems. The Nissan CEO said new technologies including automated lane controls […]

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler will be building cars together in Mexico. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG are expanding their cooperation with joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced June 27 that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, […]

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Nissan released its 2014 sustainability report highlighting how the company’s vision is enriching people’s lives. The company explained its report details efforts to create economic value and develop a sustainable society through business activities. Nissan said it is offering increased detail about its activities in the Sustainability Report 2014 for greater transparency. For the first […]

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Yesterday as Nissan announced minor updates and pricing for its all-electric Leaf, the company’s CEO said he can foresee 2013’s record sales of 22,610 units being eclipsed by more than 50 percent in 2014, and double that presumably not long after. The occasion was a CNBC interview, and Carlos Ghosn was commenting in light of […]

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Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is marking its 80th anniversary with “Nissan 360,” a month-long showcase of the latest breakthroughs in vehicle technology, sustainability and market expansion by one of the world’s leading automotive groups. Nissan said the program will highlight the latest models and engineering innovations in a series of briefings and testing opportunities for […]

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This December This December makes two full years of Leaf sales and Nissan will mark this with a new battery production site located in the U.S. With two years of Nissan Leaf sales just completed, the company announced the launch of the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The facility – […]

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