Nissan Motor Co. expects that zero-emission cars will make up to 20 percent of its sales in Europe by 2020, Gareth Dunsmore, the automaker’s regional electric-vehicle chief, said.
South Korea banned the sale of 10 models built by Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen Group’s Porsche brand after an investigation found the automakers fabricated documents related to emission tests.
Former Kia boss Vlastimil Cepiska was appointed the new director of Nissan Sales Central & Eastern Europe for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the exclusive importer of Nissan vehicles for both countries. He takes office Jan. 2, 2017.
The European Union’s competition chief said today she did not see any concerns over a British assurance to Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. related to Brexit, but that she was still waiting for details to have more clarity about the case.
Nissan Motor’s decision to keep investing in Britain came after the carmaker told the government it might shut down manufacturing in the country after Brexit, according to a person familiar with the private discussions.
Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi Motors into the Renault-Nissan alliance and appointed himself chairman, forecasting nearly half a billion dollars in savings as soon as next year as the group joins a small club of automakers operating at a massive scale.
Nissan could decide to end production of its Juke subcompact SUV in the UK after the country voted to leave the EU. Nissan Chief Performance Officer Trevor Mann declined to give assurances that Juke output will continue at the automaker’s factory in Sunderland.
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