Renault-Nissan's strong presence at the United Nation COP21 (200 EVs and 90 charging points) and the recent Diesel Gate scandal suggests that the automotive industry might be headed towards a permanent change..
It will be interesting to see which path the various automakers choose and what will be the impact over the next 5-10 years.
"As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation's COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual summit which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. This represents the world's largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference. A network of 90 charge spots has been set up to charge the vehicles using low-carbon electricity provided by French energy supplier EDF."