Nissan-Renault aims for 500K electric cars by 2013
POSTED: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 4:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 6:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief executive of Nissan Motor Co. says
the automaker's alliance with Renault could produce 500,000
electric vehicles a year globally by 2013.
Carlos Ghosn (GO'-en), who leads Nissan and Renault, says he is
optimistic that consumers will warm to electric vehicles. Nissan is
releasing the zero-emission Leaf electric car in December in the
United States and Japan.
Ghosn told reporters in Washington Monday that Nissan and
Renault would have four electric vehicle models each. They will
have the capacity for annual production of 500,000 electric cars by
Nissan is making electric cars a key part of its strategy. The
carmaker's research has found that 10 percent of buyers around the
world want an electric car.
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