Renault, Nissan to build EVs

Discussion in 'Nissan' started by atlaw4u, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. atlaw4u

    atlaw4u Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] Ghosn reiterated his belief that electric vehicles will account for 10 percent of all vehicles sold globally by 2020.

    [FIMG=RIGHT][/FIMG]David Shepardson - DETNEWS - November 16, 2010

    Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Monday the two automakers plan to build 500,000 electric vehicles annually by the end of 2013.

    At a roundtable discussion with automotive reporters, Ghosn also predicted additional consolidation in the auto industry, but said it may come through joint projects rather than one automaker acquiring another.

    Nissan is launching its electric Leaf, which has a 100-mile range, in December. It plans to sell 20,000 Leafs in the United States during the next year.

    Ghosn predicts that because of strong consumer demand, Nissan will be "capacity constrained" for the Leaf for the next three years.

    Nissan and Renault each will have four electric vehicle models by 2013... [RM][/RM]
  2. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Ghosn is really ramping up the numbers fast. The numbers given at Nissan North America a month ago was 20,000 for 2011 and 50,000 for 2012 and 2013. I think 500K may be a bit aggressive. It's great to be optimistic!

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