However, Nissan and
Renault plan to offer its new electric battery technology in
countries that have state subsidies available for consumers.
have the loans, we have the agreements with different governments and
are engaging 500,000 batteries," according to Nissan CEO
Carlos Ghosn. "I will not sell an electric car that is 25
percent more expensive than a gasoline powered one."
Nissan would like to reach the 500K platform, it's unknown when the
company expects to be able to do so.
In the future,
technological improvements and better agreements with governments
will allow the electric batteries to become available for a lower
price. Nissan hopes to become the leader in electric vehicles,
planning to launch battery-run cars in the next three years. The
Japanese automaker will release its Leaf battery-powered vehicle
sometime next year in the United States, Japan and parts of
Until the electric battery market matures, Nissan
hopes to price Leaf towards compact gas-powered vehicles, according
to press reports. If the price of gasoline remains high over
the coming quarters, according to Nissan, the demand for electric
vehicles could greatly increase as consumers look for more
environmentally friendly cars.