Saturday, May 3, 2008

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn Bullish on EVs

TWSJ reported yesterday that Nissan plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) to the U.S. and Japanese markets by 2010, and globally by 2012.

The article cites some interesting comments by Nissan's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, as well. Specifically, Ghosn is preparing Nissan for what he believes will be a "mass market" for EVs in 2012. His belief stems from expectations for continued high oil prices, increased environmental awareness by consumers, and breakthroughs in battery technologies.

Interestingly, he also sizes the initial EV market around 10 million vehicles, the number of vehicles used for shorter commutes in big cities around the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Autoweek has followed up with a similar post:
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080512/FREE/317699607/1530/FREE