2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO fast charger

2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO fast charger

In a recent interview, Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn was asked about dieselgate (no comment) and EVs.

*Watch full interview here.

On the EV side, Ghosn assures us that Nissan/Renault will increase the range of electric cars in a step-by-step process, and looking at the new 2016 Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE R240, we do see range improvements.

Range will be increased, but there needs to be a second part of the equation in the form of robust charging infrastructure, according to Ghosn.

Despite oil-prices being low, and no one can predict oil-prices, Ghosn remains undisturbed because zero emission cars are the solution to comply with stricter emission regulations.

Asked about the Apple autonomous EVs, Ghosn welcomes new players but warns that companies not only must develop and introduce new technologies (autonomous cars, connectivity, zero emission), but also marry current technologies.

"Amid the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said, auto manufacturers must improve communications over product issues to build trust. Fred Katayama reports."

Watch the full video interview from Reuters here.

Reuters via HybridCars