SageBrush wrote:Fire sale.
Nissan tried and failed to make a deal with LG for LEAF batteries. I presume that so long as LEAF is supplied by AESC-for-sale the technology will stagnate. This also means that people hoping for better battery performance and longevity in the upcoming LEAF are being optimistic.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/08 ... issan.htmlNissan to sell AESC automotive Li-ion battery business to GSR Capital
. . . The sale and purchase agreement covers Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, owned by Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), and in Sunderland, England, owned by Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. (NMUK). Assets sold to GSR will also include part of Nissan’s Japanese battery development and production engineering operations located in Oppama, Atsugi and Zama. . . .