"..As for the Leaf, he remains bullish. “Zero emissions are here to stay,” he said. “I fundamentally believe it is the technology of the future.” That, and driverless cars..." Carlos Ghosn Forbes Article
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But while his enthusiasm for developing new automotive technology is undisputed, the results are another story. The main topic of today’s news conference was Nissan’s announcement that it was cutting the price of the 2013 all-electric Nissan Leaf by more than $6,000, or 18% from its predecessor model. The car, championed by Ghosn, has struggled to find a market for a host of reasons, all well known. Not enough charging stations (when will the government build them?) reliability (that will improve as the technology matures, right?) and price (don’t worry, it drops to $19,000 or so when you factor in all the juicy state and federal incentives) were all roadblocks to Leaf sales that precipitated the repricing and redesign.