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After much speculation over the future of the Lancer Evolution, which phased out of production last year, Mitsubishi has finally announced plans to revive it as an electrified SUV at this October’s Tokyo Motor Show. The first teaser photo of the e-Evolution concept shows very little about the car, other than a bumper diffuser and […]

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Leveraging economies of scale, the partnership of Renault-Nissan plans to expand their electric car offerings, according to a new strategic plan outlined this week. Following Renault-Nissan’s Fall 2016 acquisition of Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman of Mitsubishi, announced the company’s Alliance 2022 plan in Paris on Friday. Aiming to maintain its […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will be entering China’s growing electric car market through a joint venture alliance with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Called eGT New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd., the new JV will tap into the full potential presented by each of the three automakers. Donfeng will open the door to what’s expected in China’s “new […]

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Generous incentives are still needed to “jump-start” sales of electric cars, says Carlos Ghosn. In a media interview this week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO gave his perspectives on the importance of government subsidies to move electric car sales forward. “It is very difficult to make the electric car an attractive buy without government […]

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During his keynote presentation yesterday at the Consumer Electronic Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stated that a second-generation Leaf is coming “in the near future,” though he gave no information regarding driving range or a date and model year. It is known that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery as suggested on the […]

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Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has hinted that Renault could be launching a cheap EV in China within the next two years. Ghosn first told attendees at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that the company was aiming for a car that would cost $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives. […]

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Given the amount of reservations that consumers made for the Tesla Model 3, it might seem logical that other car companies will be worried about its success. At least one key executive has taken the opposite view. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said he welcomes the competition from Tesla. Instead of worrying about the Model […]

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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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