Nissan says it has no plan to reduce battery production at U.S. plant

Sep 21, 2014

Nissan says it has no plan to reduce battery production at U.S. plant

Nissan is dismissing speculation that it intends to scale back electric car battery production at its plant in Tennessee. Nissan’s ambitious electric vehicle program has been a signature initiative of Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive at both Renault and Nissan. “The Renault-Nissan alliance remains ...

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

by Kazuaki Nagata

The growth potential of electric vehicles is being hampered by a lack of charging stations nationwide, industry experts say. Some analysts in the industry have noted that electric vehicle (EV) sales have been slower than anticipated since mass-produced electric vehicles debuted in Japan in ...

Aston Martin appoints Nissan exec Andy Palmer as CEO

Sep 2, 2014

Aston Martin appoints Nissan exec Andy Palmer as CEO

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has tapped Nissan Motor Co. executive Andy Palmer to run the 101-year-old U.K. sports car maker, ending almost nine months without a leader. Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin as chief executive officer following a transition period from his current ...

Aug 2, 2014

Toyota rises to No. 2 automaker in July U.S. sales, outranks Ford

Rising consumer confidence in the United States drove Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. to double-digit sales gains in July, with Toyota overtaking Ford Motor Co. to become the second-largest automaker in the market, data released by Autodata Corp. show. The robust figures, ...

Jul 27, 2014

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder ...

Jul 16, 2014

Driverless cars will require industry shift, Nissan scientist says

by Alan Ohnsman

Automakers intending to develop driverless cars need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, according to the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, said ...