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Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Talks Hopefully About Future of Electric Vehicles

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Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn recently posted on his LinkedIn Influencer account with his views on the future of electric vehicles.

Carlos Ghosn

According to Ghosn, the future is bright.

First of all, he wrote, there has been a lot of good electric vehicle news lately: Renault-Nissan sold its 250,000th EV (a Renault ZOE) in June in Bordeaux, France; Renault-Nissan’s EV sales were up 15% during the first five months of this year from the first five months last year; Nissan is joining with Green Charge Networks to recycle LEAF batteries; Formula E, the all-electric counterpart of Formula 1 racing, is gaining support; and more automakers are making new EVs.

To this last point, Ghosn wrote, “I don’t see other automakers as competitors when it comes to zero-emissions vehicles. They’re allies. And it is great to see the number of “Alliance allies” growing, as other automakers introduce more affordable EVs to compete with the segment-leading Nissan LEAF.”

Ghosn went on to talk about the different pieces of news in the list, then addressed improving battery technology, specifically “range anxiety”: “Later this year, you will hear more about our initial steps to increase the range of our EVs. Our goal is to eliminate “range anxiety” for our customers, as we continue our effort to make zero-emission vehicle a mainstream choice.”

We certainly hope so, Mr. Ghosn.