Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn Seems To Claim Tesla Still Doesn’t Profit
The old dinosaur automaker apparently feels unappreciated.
Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance – currently the world’s largest automotive group which produces the most cars (including 600,000 plug-ins) – had something to say about the industry and startups at the 2018 Paris Motor Show opening session.
As you might remember, Ghosn said earlier this year that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is the only manufacturer that is profiting on EVs. This time around. Ghosn not only repeated those words, but seems to have referenced Tesla, too. Ghosn basically stated that some newer automakers (Tesla and other new companies) not only produces a small number of cars, but don’t make money either.
“10 years ago everyone said car makers are dinosaurs, and tech companies would eat us.”
“Today, the industry makes 95 million cars, and the new entrants make 100,000 cars – and don’t make money.”
Carlos Ghosn slaps down Tesla at Paris Motor Show opening session:
"10 years ago everyone said car makers are dinosaurs, and tech companies would eat us.
"Today, the industry makes 95m cars, and the new entrants make 100,000 cars – and don't make money." pic.twitter.com/EThPoLEc77
— Peter Campbell (@Petercampbell1) October 1, 2018
We admit there’s no way of knowing if this is a direct reference to Tesla, but if not, then who?
Perhaps Ghosn is out of touch with Tesla happenings over the past few days.