The suspensions of three top Renault execs over corporate espionage this week were just the first public hint that something could be seriously wrong inside the French automaker's electric vehicle program. The details are not yet known, but the case has been called the biggest industrial espionage investigation in Renault's history. French industry manager Eric Besson issued a statement saying France is facing an "economic war" over the electric car technology leaks, according to the Guardian. B
Renault-Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn is a firm believer in the future of electric cars. According to an interview for le Journal du Dimanche, Ghosn says he expects the world's EV market will rise to six million vehicles per year, which is 10 percent of global sales. Ghosn also explained that Renault-Nissan is the manufacturer that invests the most in green technologies and is currently investing €4 billion in EV development and research. This will lead the company, in his words, to become the
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