Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn: “The Explosion of the Electric Car” Depends on China

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 3

China to Determine the "Explosion of the Electric Car"

China to Determine the “Explosion of the Electric Car”

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has a way with words.

Somehow, Ghosn managed to use “explosion” and “electric car” in the same sentence and it came off right.

Exploding Car

Exploding Car

We don’t advice that you try to link “explosion” or “fire” in any sentence that contains a reference to plug-in vehicles, but Ghosn, the electric vehicle industries most bullish man, can sort of do as he pleases.

In speaking to the Associated Press at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn stated that “the explosion of the electric car” depends on China.

Ghosn was referring to the role China could play in the future of EVs.  If China comes on board, then EV sales will explode.

While China continues to support plug-in vehicles via its substantial subsidy/incentive program, sales of plug-ins there have been below expectations.

However, we see this changing as we speak and in a few year’s time, China could cause the electric vehicle segment to explode.

Ghosn agrees with us, so it’s ’bout time to gear up for the explosion.

Source: Associated Press via Las Vegas Sun

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3 responses to "Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn: “The Explosion of the Electric Car” Depends on China"

  1. Spec says:

    That exploding car is from 2K Games great game Mafia 2. Highly recommend, available on Steam.

  2. Lad says:

    Most Chinese live in multiple family houses with poor EVSE facilities; solve that problem and I think EV sales would greatly increase.

    1. Spec says:

      There is also a negative impression of EVs in China. Many of them are familiar with lead-acid based electric bikes and they want a “real car” like the rich people drive. They’ve also had slightly subsidized gasoline prices which makes gasoline artificially cheap.

      So they’ve got to change the image of EVs. Perhaps the introduction of the Tesla in China will help with that.