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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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    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: Ghosn says the world will want 500,000 Renault-Nissan electric cars a year by 2020

    The way Carlos Ghosn repeatedly touts the benefits of electric vehicles, you'd think he knows something the rest of the industry doesn't. For now, it appears he's right, since sales of the Nissan Leaf continue to be constrained by supply and not demand. What makes the Renault-Nissan CEO endlessly ...

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    Report: Renault-Nissan's electric vehicle investments already exceed $5.6 billion

    Renault-Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn says his companies have invested a combined four billion euros ($5.6 billion U.S. at the current exchange rate) into electric vehicle technology – with even more electric tech spending to come. As Ghosn told Dow Jones Newswires on the ...

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    Carlos Ghosn receives coveted FISITA medal for contributions to sustainable mobility

    Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has received the coveted 2011 FISITA medal for his achievements in "building a cross-cultural partnership and for his work in favor of sustainable mobility for all through a complete range of 100-percent electric vehicles." In ...

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    Renault-Nissan CEO still committed to $5.6 billion electric vehicle investment

    It's no secret that Renault-Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn remains bullish on the future of electric vehicles. In fact, there's hardly a time when Mr. Ghosn talks in public that he doesn't express his complete enthusiasm for battery-powered vehicles. The CEO's latest speech at ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: Nissan Leaf sales to hit record-setting 1,500 in U.S. in June

    Come early July, General Motors might just have to bury its Chevrolet Volt sales totals once again. That's because Nissan's head honcho (chief executive officer) Carlos Ghosn says that U.S. sales of the Leaf will hit a record-shattering 1,500 units in June. More precisely, Ghosn, speaking of the ...

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    Video: Fully Charged gives Carlos Ghosn a lift in the Nissan Leaf

    The latest episode of Robert Llewellyn's plug-in-centric show Fully Charged has hit the Internet and this time 'round Llewellyn gives Renault-Nissan's chief executive officer, Carlos Ghosn, a lift from central London to the airport in the Nissan Leaf. It's 24-plus minutes of pure plug-in ...

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    Renault COO Patrick Pelata resigns over "spy" case

    On March 10th, we reported that the industrial espionage case – or was it fraud or a scandalous hoax – involving three top Renault execs and the automaker's electric vehicle secrets was swirling out of control. The chaos had gotten so out of hand that a source told Reuters that:


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    Report: COO Pelata to take fall for Carlos Ghosn over Renault espionage case

    The industrial espionage case – or was it fraud or a scandalous hoax – involving three top Renault execs and the automaker's electric vehicle secrets is swirling out of control. So much so that Renault-Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn may need assistance from Patrick ...

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    David Vespremi: A lot is hanging on the Leaf

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    When Nissan announced that it would be the first major auto manufacturer to sell (not lease, EV1 fans) a mass-market electric vehicle (EV) in the U.S., executives there knew that potential rewards were high – and so was the ...

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    Nissan CEO is bullish for Leaf's success, says million plug-ins by 2015 is an easy goal

    Speaking at the U.S. launch of the Nissan Leaf this morning in Dodgertown, Los Angeles, Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn was supremely confident and optimistic about the chances of his company's first electric vehicle – and plug-ins in general – in the U.S. market. "This car ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: EVs could account 10 percent of global sales in 2020

    Renault-Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn is a firm believer in the future of electric cars. According to an interview for le Journal du Dimanche, Ghosn says he expects the world's EV market will rise to six million vehicles per year, which is 10 percent of global sales. Ghosn also explained that ...

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    With these prices, hybrids will only be elite cars

    One of France's most prestigious newspapers, Le Monde, has published a very interesting article about the real impact and the future of green cars regarding Japanese automakers. Basically, the idea is that automakers are asking (and getting) help to develop green technologies. It quotes Carlos ...

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    Renault to have a "range of electrics" in 2010; Nissan-NEC JV working on li-ion batteries

    Renault and Nissan are ready to leap head-first into making electric vehicles for the many. At the very least, Renault/Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, is willing to make some Lutzian-style statements. I suppose, following this weekend's public EV demonstration in Israel, it gets easier to promise that ...

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    Ghosn promises America an electric car for 2010

    Carlos Ghosn, Supreme Allied Commander (SAC) of both Nissan and Renault, took a moment from his busy car launching schedule to promise he would be sending electric cars to America in 2010. We've heard this before, but now the word comes from the very top. Interestingly, Ghosn said that the new ...


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