China will save the electric car, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn predicts - and with it the vision of battery-powered motoring on which he has staked his credibility. Ghosn has invested a bigger share of his companies' cash into the technology than any other mass-market carmaker.
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn supports scrapping incentives to mitigate falling demand for new cars in Europe, which is headed toward a sixth straight year of decline as austerity measures keep customers out of showrooms.
Proposed European legislation to cut CO2 emissions from Europe's new cars to 95g/km could create about 400,000 jobs and save tens of billions of euros in fuel costs, a study said. The European Parliament will vote on the proposals on Tuesday.
The good things about the Renault Zoe electric car – it's quiet, comfortable and affordable – outweigh the bad, especially for people who drive short distances everyday and have a way to charge the battery at work and home.