Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said sales of the company’s Leaf electric car will rise by the middle of the year.
“The Leaf will get a boost from local production in the United States starting this summer,” Ghosn said at the New York International Auto Show. “Not only the environment but also economic concerns will move people to the Leaf.”
April 4 : Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., talks about production of the Leaf electric car and Nissan's business strategy. Ghosn speaks on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan" from the New York International Auto Show. (Source: Bloomberg)
Ghosn also repeated his prediction that electric vehicles will capture 10 percent market share by 2020 in the markets where they are on sale.
“I am not at all changing my very bullish approach to zero-emission cars,” Ghosn said. “The electric car will hold its promise. All the stars are lining up to make it a very important segment.”