Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the company will pursue fuel cell vehicles in the future. In recent years, the executive has eschewed hydrogen technology in favor of battery electric vehicles. Nissan will put a fuel cell vehicle on the road in "like four to five years," says Ghosn. "We are not in a hurry. Because we already have a zero-emissions solution." Nissan is developing its fuel cell technology with Daimler. Read more at Automotive News.
EV registrations in Georgia have dropped significantly since the state ended its incentive program. Earlier this year, the state legislature voted to end its $5,000 tax credit for EVs, replacing it with a $200 yearly registration fee. With the incentive program's July 1 expiration, plug-in vehicle registrations declined by 88.9 percent from June through August. Nissan Leaf sales, which were once thriving, have also taken a nosedive. "If you're that concerned about the environment," says Georgia Public Policy Foundation VP Benita Dodd, "then why not pay full price for what you're getting?" Read more at Transport Evolved.