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Re: Nissan corporate news

Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Dark Horse Renault-Nissan Is World's 2nd Largest Automaker, Beats Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG, the company that ended 2016 as the world’s largest automaker, continues to show a lack of follow-through. Three months into the year, the Germans fell back to place three. It does not surprise that formerly largest automaker Toyota regained the leadership. The astonishing part is that a dark horse is in second place. With Mitsubishi under its belt, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has upset the top three, and even more surprising, it is nipping at the heels of #1 Toyota.

13.% ahead of the same quarter in 2016, the Alliance is the only contestant on the podium with double-digit gains. With 7.5% growth in the first quarter, Toyota has found back to its steady-as-she goes pace. Volkswagen has lost half a percent compared to Q1 2016. All this according to data release by the automakers...

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Re: Nissan corporate news

Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:31 am

I doubt CG would have thrown out this dig against TSLA if he thought its model 3 would soon reverse these results:

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn Asserts Leadership In EVs, And The Auto Industry

Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn today threw down the gauntlet to the whole industry, asserting leadership both in the electric vehicle space as in the auto industry as a whole. Not only did Ghosn declare that “we are the worldwide leader of electric vehicles.” He also announced that the Alliance plans to be world’s largest car maker as early as mid-year.

“The Alliance is the worldwide leader in EVs with more than 460,000 EV sold up to today, which is twice as much as our immediate, and most media-driven competitor Tesla,” Ghosn pronounced today at the annual shareholder meeting of Renault in Paris. Ghosn serves also as the CEO of Renault.

“Our range of EVs is the most competitive on the market today, in terms of price and diversity of offer,”...

“The vehicle of the future will be an electric, connected, autonomous car,” Ghosn told his shareholders, leaving no doubt that he wants to lead that future...

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Re: Nissan corporate news

Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:36 pm

CG is certainly sounding serious about alliance BEV plans (even getting another dig at TSLA in during a recent interview) but we're still waiting for the announcement of the next BEV introduction to follow the LEAF gen 2.

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The Race Is On For The New Mitsubishi Motors CEO

...Mitsubishi wants to go beyond the “low hanging fruit of common purchasing, logistics, and sales finance,” and share in the technologies and global production footprint of the Alliance.

A core part of the plan will be electric vehicles. “Mitsubishi and Nissan were first with pure EVs,” said Masuko. “We thought that EVs were promising, but the price was too big and the range was limited.”

With the scale and technological wherewithal of the Alliance, Mitsubishi wants to overcome these limitations. “We are going to have common platforms, motors, batteries, which will help reduce the cost,” Ghosn said. “You can expect the Alliance to continue being on a full offensive for EVs"....

Ghosn used today’s opportunity to re-assert the Alliance’s leadership in the EV space, and to put Tesla firmly in its place behind the global leader. Said Ghosn:

“The Alliance is the largest producer and seller of EVs. We were the first mass market developer of EVs. We were the first ones to go, and we have the largest product offer of EVs in the world. Tesla is second, and it is way behind.”...

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