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Nissan executive Jose Munoz resigns as investigation delves deeper

Munoz served as head of North America operations since 2014

Munoz served as head of North America operations since 2014.

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Ghosn says having Apple in EV business would be good news

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomes Apple entering the EV market during his Mobile World Congress keynote because more acceptance of the models helps every automaker in the segment. He also updated suggested a slightly longer timeline to get autonomous vehicles on the road.

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Renault's planned luxury sub-brand gets reconsidered

Renault believes there's enough Alpine love to restart that brand with its own model almost immediately. The launch of the Initiale Paris luxury brand it's been mulling, on the other han

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Japanese Leaf owners praise EV's low cost of ownership, want more range

In a message that can't be lost in translation, Japanese Nissan Leaf owners want a longer single-charge range from their electric vehicles.

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As owners sell, Ghosn promises cheaper battery for next-gen Nissan Leaf

Nissan has been clear that the Nissan Leaf will keep on improving. Exactly how much cheaper the next-gen battery in future versions of the Leaf will be is still carefully protected information, but Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn is making sure that everyone knows a lower-cost Leaf will be

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Renault's Initiale Paris luxe brand to get phased launch?

The Renault Initiale Paris concept car from 1995 (pictured) became the company's Vel Satis flagship model that sold from 2002 to 2009 – although the Vel Satis did without the concept's detuned Formula One engine, a 392-horsepower, 3.5-liter Renault Sport RS6 V10, which might be why it never sold as well as desired. Renault

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Book: Ghosn would've taken top spot at Ford, but only if named CEO and Chairman

With just a day until Bryce Hoffman's American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company is released, more revelations from the book are hitting the headlines. Among the juiciest: Nissan-Renault chief Carlos Ghosn was offered the top job at Ford prior to

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Ghosn says the world will want 500,000 Renault-Nissan electric cars a year by 2020

The way Carlos Ghosn repeatedly touts the benefits of electric vehicles, you'd think he knows something the rest of the industry doesn't. For now, it appears he's right, since sales of the Nissan Leaf continue to be constrained by supply and not demand. What makes the Renault-Sebastian Blanco

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Infiniti GT-R back on the table?

When Japanese automakers crank out a supercar, it is, first of all, a rare occasion. And it usually wears the badge of its respective luxury division. Toyota's is the Lexus LFA. Honda's was the Acura NSX (at least here in the States). But not Nissan. That company's supercar – the GT-R – is a

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Nissan's Ghosn earned $12M in 2010, making him Japan's highest-paid foreign exec

Carlos Ghosn has the honor of being the highest-paid foreign executive of any Japanese company. The Nissan CEO brought home a staggering $12 million for his efforts at the automaker last year alone, which marks a 10-percent increase over his take-home pay last year. For the sake of comparison, The Economic Times reports that Akio T

Carlos Ghosn receives coveted FISITA medal for contributions to sustainable mobility

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has received the coveted 2011 FISITA medal for his achievements in "building a cross-cultural partnership and for his work in favor of sustainable mobility for all through a complete range of 100-percent electric vehicles." In

Carlos Ghosn: Nissan Leaf sales to hit record-setting 1,500 in U.S. in June

Come early July, General Motors might just have to bury its Chevrolet Volt sales totals once again. That's because Nissan's head honcho (chief executive officer) Carlos Ghosn says that U.S. sales of the Leaf will hit a record-shattering 1,500 units in June. More precisely, Ghosn, speaking of the Leaf

Video: Fully Charged gives Carlos Ghosn a lift in the Nissan Leaf

Fully Charged takes Carlos Ghosn on a trip in the Nissan Leaf – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Nissan bigwigs paid twice as much as Honda, Toyota counterparts

Nissan, Japan's second-largest automaker, apparently believes it has a more talented executive staff than Toyota or Honda. According to company CEO Carlos Ghosn, Nissan delivers its shareholders "the best performance possible with the best talent."

Renault COO Patrick Pelata resigns over "spy" case

On March 10th, we reported that the industrial espionage case – or was it fraud or a scandalous hoax – involving three top Eric Loveday

Report: COO Pelata to take fall for Carlos Ghosn over Renault espionage case

The industrial espionage case – or was it fraud or a scandalous hoax – involving three top Renault execs and th

Report: Rattner bio reveals Obama Administration wanted Ghosn to run GM

Steven Rattner, former automotive adviser to President Barack Obama, has just written a juicy account of last year's automotive bailout, complete with insights on the coming and goings of CEOs, courting foreign saviors and the General Motors plan to abandon its Renaissance Center headquarters. In his book, "Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergenc

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