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    Report: Ghosn: 'We are getting there' on making Nissan Leaf profitable
    CEO Says The Tide Is Turning 1412272800

    After 19 months in a row of record sales in the US, the money picture for the Nissan Leaf is steadily improving. To date (well, until the end of September), Nissan has sold 63,944 Leaf EVs in the US and a total of around 140,000 globally. The company produces the electric vehicle in three ...

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    Report: Nissan not shuttering Leaf EV battery plants, at least not yet
    But A Switch To LG Chem May Be Under Discussion 1410818280

    The big news on the electric vehicle front today is that Nissan is considering slowing down EV battery production in the US and UK and source all of Nissan's big packs come from Japan. Nissan may also buy some batteries from the Korean company LG Chem. This is apparently causing dissent within ...

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    Official: Carlos Ghosn brings Nissan Leaf EV to happy nation of Bhutan

    The Nissan Leaf has been declared the cleanest car in the US, and it's going to have a good case to claim the same title in Bhutan. Yes, Bhutan, the country famous for measuring Gross National Happiness is about to get serious about the EV Grin. Last December, we learned that Bhutan's capital ...

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    Report: On eve of hydrogen-friendly LA Auto Show, Ghosn says infrastructure not ready by 2015

    The long-running joke is that, "hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and it always will be." But at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show this week, Honda and Toyota are both showing off H2-powered concept vehicles that foreshadow production models coming around 2015. Toyota has the FCV ...

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    Report: Ghosn says he may have been a little off on 2016 EV goal

    Don't blame us, blame the infrastructure. That's what Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn essentially said when he explained why his two companies will miss their 2016 goal of having cumulatively sold 1.5 million electric vehicles, the Detroit Bureau reports, citing an interview Ghosn ...

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    Report: Renault EV line-up sells over 34,000 units

    The number "34,000" may not represent an obvious choice for a numerical threshold, but when Renault and sister company Nissan is preaching the gospel of electric-vehicle transportation, it's as good a milestone as any. France-based Renault has sold its 34,000th EV since sales of its Kangoo Z.E. ...

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    Report: Renault's Dacia unit may one day make EVs, Ghosn says

    All-electric powertrains and low-priced, high-margin vehicle lines don't exactly go hand in hand, but Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says not to count out that possibility when it comes to Renault's Dacia division in Romania. With expanding EV sales bringing component costs down and pushing ...

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    Official: Renault takes Better Place bankruptcy in stride, says EVs are still a focus

    Renault says the recent bankruptcy filing by battery-swapping technology firm Better Place will do little to dissuade the automaker (and sister company Nissan) from continuing to try and boost electric-vehicle sales worldwide. Better Place's decision "does not at all call into question the ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: it makes sense to focus on electric vehicles, cooperate on fuel cells

    The last time we spoke with Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn, at the Geneva Motor Show, he spoke about the 70,000 all-electric vehicles his company's have sold to happy customers and how these vehicles are just the beginning of the EV era. Speaking at the New York Auto Show a little over a month ...

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    Report: Carlos Ghosn says no more battery swap cars

    The world's biggest proponent of electric vehicles appears to be exchanging his support for the concept of swappable batteries. Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says the Renault Fluence ZE will likely be the only model from the French automaker to have the ability for its battery to be changed ...

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    Report: Investors not running, yet, from Carlos Ghosn's EV bet

    Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn continues to be evangelical about electric vehicles. The problem is, he's preaching to the choir. Ghosn believes – still – that by the end of this decade, one in 10 cars his companies sell will be electric. While 70,000 customers are happy with ...

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    Video: Japanese Leaf owners praise EV's low cost of ownership, want more range

    In a message that can't be lost in translation, Japanese Nissan Leaf owners want a longer single-charge range from their electric vehicles. That was the primary qualm from about 100 Leaf owners who attended a recent Nissan event with Nissan-Renault chief Carlos Ghosn. The owners, a small sample ...

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    Exclusive: Carlos Ghosn: For Renault and Nissan, 70,000 EVs sold is just the beginning

    Navigating the new world of electric vehicles takes leaps of faith and lots of planning. It also requires someone at the helm who's ready to try different things and also stick to his guns. In other words, it's not easy. But Renault and Nissan head Carlos Ghosn keeps on moving forward. Speaking ...

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    Report: Nissan CEO says 2012 Leaf sales target won't be met

    More than 100 Leafs a day flying out of US Nissan dealerships for the rest of the year? Not going to happen. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who in March forecast that the automaker would double Leaf sales in the US in 2012, is finally admitting that his goal won't be met, The Detroit News reports. ...

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    Report: Carlos Ghosn remains optimistic on Nissan's EV sales forecast

    Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn continues to be optimistic and ambitious about his company's mission to make Nissan and Renault electric vehicles (EVs) reach strong sales numbers in key global markets. In fact, he doesn't seem fazed that Nissan is selling fewer Leafs in the US this year ...

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    Report: As owners sell, Ghosn promises cheaper battery for next-gen Nissan Leaf

    Nissan has been clear that the Nissan Leaf will keep on improving. Exactly how much cheaper the next-gen battery in future versions of the Leaf will be is still carefully protected information, but Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn is making sure that everyone knows a lower-cost Leaf will be ...

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    Report: Are battery makers due for a "Ghosn shock"?

    Battery makers in the Japanese auto market are quite nervous, with concern that "Ghosn shock" may return in the wake of low-selling lithium-ion powered electric vehicles. In 1999, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn put the squeeze on steel materials suppliers, pressuring them to reduce prices as part of ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt outsells Nissan Leaf for fifth straight month

    Carlos, we have a problem. U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in bested the Nissan Leaf battery-electric's for the fifth straight month, with Leaf sales falling behind last year's pace for the first time in 2012, giving pause for those subscribing to Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's ...

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    Chevy Volt sales drop to 1,462 in April, Nissan Leaf sales fall to 370 *UPDATE

    For anyone playing close attention to the month-to-month sales results from the two leading plug-in vehicles in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, April had some depressing news. After selling a record number of Volts in March – 2,289 – Chevrolet managed to move just ...

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    Official: Nissan announces connectivity improvements for Altima, Leaf; should provide better range estimates

    Nissan last week announced connectivity improvements for some of its models, including the upgraded Altima that is set to debut this summer as well as the Leaf battery-electric vehicle. The Japanese automaker, which made the announcements at the New York Auto Show, said its NissanConnect system ...


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