Sales of the Nissan LEAF have recently passed the 50,000 mark. Not bad say some for a new technology, a new idea, the first mass-market all electric car. But critics of the Nissan LEAF say it's just not enough, that sales have not met expectations.
Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn made news yesterday at the North American International Auto Show with predictions of self-driving cars by 2020 and comments on revving up the EV market. Pure zero-emission vehicles are still something the CEO is bullish on, despite some growing commentary that electric vehicles are over due to lack of infrastructure, reliability and cost.
As Japan's top automobile executives gathered at an industry event in Tokyo to kick off the new year, Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga said he's expecting growth in 2013, citing the weaker yen and an improving outlook in China.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke on global leadership Wednesday at the University of Tokyo, and assembled students and alumni heard his views on the possible outlook for Japan's future leaders and country.
Nissan Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura was a special guest at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday as Interbrand held a press conference to mark the publication of its latest report ranking the world's best brands.