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    Exclusive: Infiniti boss De Nysschen: EVs 'absolutely' coming, just not right away

    "There absolutely will be EVs in Infiniti's future" - Johan de Nysschen Despite being closely connected to the electric vehicle pioneers at Nissan, Infiniti is taking the slow road to bringing an EV to market. Last month, the first Infiniti EV – to be based on the LE concept from the ...

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    Video: New Infiniti boss de Nysschen turns over new leaf, doesn't think plug-ins are for 'idiots'

    This summer, Audi CEO Johan de Nysschen made a surprising shift when he moved to join Nissan as the Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division. His title and home base are not all that's different about the man who used to tout diesel powertrains above all ...

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    Audi America chief de Nysschen annoyed with anti-hybrid label

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    Audi of America chief Johan de Nysschen has been branded a reputation that he admits he is less than fond of. Though he may not like his anti-hybrid title, you could say he at least is partially deserving due to some less than thought out ...

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    Geneva 2010: Audi says electric mobility is idiotic integral

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    Remember when Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen said that the Chevy Volt was a car for idiots and that pure electric vehicles were "for the intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are"? ...

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    Audi to U.S. politicians: Diesels > hybrids and EVs

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    There's more to life than electric vehicles and hybrids, at least according to Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen, who's been an outspoken proponent against EVs in the past... like for instance when he said the Chevy Volt was "a ...

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    Audi pres walks back "Volt for idiots" comment some more, still loves diesels

    Audi North America President Johan de Nysschen has spent a lot of time thinking about his choice of words when he claimed only idiots would buy the Chevy Volt. He began to step away from his remarks pretty much as soon as he made them, but it never hurts to spend even more time clarifying that what ...

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    GM responds to Audi's "Volt is for idiots" remark

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    We've already seen Audi's Johan de Nysschen walk back comments he made that the Chevrolet Volt is "a car for idiots." Before de Nysschen's official response, we asked GM if Bob Lutz wanted to get into the fray (who, us, trying to cause a fight?). ...

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    Audi's Johan de Nysschen responds to Volt for idiots story

    Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen has issued a public response to the firestorm he created yesterday when he reportedly told a member of the media that the Chevrolet Volt is "a car for idiots." Anyone who has met de Nysschen in person knows he is not one to mince words. He (and Audi) ...

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    Audi of America president calls Chevy Volt "a car for idiots," slams electric vehicles

    When an automotive executive says something brash and outrageous, we sometimes call it "Going Lutz." The green car world has it's own special phrase – "Going Musk" – and we always look forward to the next item that makes us go, "Huh? Really?" They're so much more exciting than the daily ...

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    Audi could be back in ALMS full time in 2010

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    The dismal economic conditions over the past nine months caused Audi to withdraw its long-running full time effort from the American Le Mans Series this year just as an all new race car was debuting. So far, Audi's R15 TDI has only appeared on the ...

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    Green Car Summit: fiery debate in D.C. on policy, pressure and people

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    Before the Washington Auto Show starts up for real tomorrow, a very spirited debate took place as part of the Green Car Summit. The topics: legislation, consumer desires, fuel-saving technologies and a whole lot more. The panelists: ...

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    VIDEO: Audi of America EVP Johan de Nysschen talks about diesel

    Over at, Lou Ann Hammond is continuing to roll out some of the video interviews that she did during the wave 1 of the Audi Mileage Marathon. In the latest installment, she chats with Audi of America Executive VP Johan de Nysschen about diesel vehicles and some of Audi's partners in the ...

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    Audi Mileage Marathon: Audi's boss not worried about Toyota diesel cancellation

    Over dinner in Amarillo, Texas on Saturday night, we sat at a table with Audi of America EVP Johan de Nysschen and discussed a range of topics. Among them was his impressions of other manufacturers backing off on diesel plans for the U.S. market. During the course of this drive, Toyota confirmed ...

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    Audi doesn't plan to reshuffle product mix

    While the three U.S.-based automakers are scrambling to re-shuffle their product mixes as fuel prices continue to rise, Audi doesn't see a need for major changes. Speaking in Detroit, Audi NA Executive VP Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News that premium brands like Audi are seeing less impact ...


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