Translate

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sharyn Bovat Linked to Renault Three.... Sharyn KNEW They were NOT Spies....OMG!!!!


Below are ACTUAL emails between Sharyn Bovat and Ben Bradlee winning Mark Silverman:  He knew the NISSAN Leaf battery was NOT what was promised to congress....  Also he know that I knew the Renault Three were INNOCENT... I Sharyn Bovat am linked to the Renault Three....




OMG
 
Also, one of our business reporter has been test driving a Leaf all week. He almost was stranded because battery life isn't what it's supposed to be, even when new.  Story to come in a week or two.


From: sharynbovat@aol.com [mailto:sharynbovat@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:16 PM
To: Silverman, Mark
Subject: Fwd: this is only going to ONLY "3" News sources.....but it's also on my blog...... 

I so want my life back!!!
Maybe I just want "that" and not "this"..
They had 3 mom's working the carpool lane with walky talkies.....:) :)
this is from my blog today....... I can't say any more that what I wrote..
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Thu, Feb 3, 2011 2:11 pm
Subject: this is only going to ONLY "3" News sources.....but it's also on my blog......
Bonjour French Consulate!!!! 
 
Message to Mr. Ghosn:
"......Former Nissan employees told me that Jim Morton did the “dirty work.”  You most likely let it happen for you ONLY saw the “green”.    

???  Maybe it was Morton who connected you to the ex CIA guy to help “resolve problems”
Mr. Ghosn: I believe your security/problem solver consultant trained during the Nixon era protected you in “questionable ways” after “bad” decisions were made…..
of course not by you but your leadership. ..."
 
Freedom for the Renault Three
???  Any Questions  
Sharyn Bovat
615-415-6675



-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Wed, Feb 2, 2011 10:41 am
Subject: This is going out to 30 reporters
Hello French Consulate!!!
 
 
Please tell Sarkozy it's time for CHANGE Thank You/Merci
 

Bonjour Auto Reporters!!!
 
 
Reporters  PLEASE keep this story ALIVE!!!
 
These men in France are MOST likely innocent!!!!
 
Have A Great Day!!!!

Geos: employee indirectly linked to Renault case

PARIS | Tue Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
PARIS Feb 1 (Reuters) - Private investigation company Geos International said on Tuesday that one of its employees was indirectly linked to an investigation into suspected industrial espionage at French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA).
Geos did not divulge the name of the employee.
Renault has filed a legal complaint and fired three executives over suspected leaks about its high-profile electric vehicle programme, in a case in which it has said it is the target of an organised international network.
"At the beginning of last summer, members of the Renault group contacted a Geos International employee to carry out a creditworthiness study on a company," Jean Heinrich, Geos president, said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters.
"This employee took the initiative on a personal basis, and without consulting his superiors, to act as an intermediary between his contacts at Renault and another investigator," he said.
Heinrich said the employee had resigned on Tuesday, and that Geos reserved the right to take legal action against those involved, as it believed it had been wronged.
No one could immediately be reached at Geos to provide further details.
Separately, satirical weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaine said in its Wednesday edition that Renault had entrusted the initial investigation to an associate of Geos based in Alger, and had paid him 100,000 euros. The newspaper said Renault did not have serious, written evidence to back up its espionage allegations.
Renault's lawyer Jean Reinhart said the company did not want to comment on the newspaper story.
Renault could not be reached to comment separately on the Geos statement.
Renault, which is 15 percent state-owned, has come under fire for carrying out an initial private investigation before informing French authorities about the suspected information leaks, which came to light in August.
France's domestic intelligence agency the DCRI is now investigating the case, which threatened to harm France's improving relations with China, when a government source said a possible China link was being probed as part of initial checks the DCRI made in January before an official probe began.
France has said it is not pointing the finger at any one country, while China has denied any involvement, as have the three fired executives. (Reporting by Nicolas Delame, Gilles Guillaume and Helen Massy-Beresford)
 
Nissan Whistleblower Sharyn Bovat is Speaking About: Carlos Tavares, the NISSAN Leaf EV, the Renault Spy Scandal
Bovat has appreciation for those at Renault, some of her former clients came or currently work on that company’s executive floor. The Wall Street Journal has documented the Renault Spy Scandal in detail:... Full Article at American Banking and Market News
Related Quotes
  1. maybe someday I’ll buy him and his staff a drink when this is over, it’s been a long internal battle of control.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 2 days ago
  1. Nissan feels it treated Ms. Bovat with respect when she was a consultant.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 2 days ago
  1. We put $5 billion on the table ... If this goes wrong, we are dead.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 2 days ago
  1. EV’s harbor many unsolved problems, for which there is not even a hint of a solution.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 2 days ago
  1. I simply want to work and enjoy my life
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 2 days ago
  1. Innovation in creating green jobs and a commitment to education is important for American success & energy independence; it’s the key to shifting the economy in the forward direction.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 4 weeks ago
  1. I talked to ½ dozen people that were very kind and cared about America but none had a college education
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 4 weeks ago
  1. the lines were long and it was obvious who the Palin demographic was
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 4 weeks ago
  1. In 2008 I was asked to find a spa for a VP to have oxygen facials and I thought that was a bad use of taxpayer money.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 4 weeks ago
  1. The arrest was in retaliation for my whistle blowing because I told Carlos Tavares about a ‘Good Ole Boy network’ that dominated Nissan Human Resources.
SOURCE: American Banking and Market News 4 weeks ago


-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 2:07 pm
Subject: This is going out to 30 reporters TIME FOR CHANGE!!!!! Please tell Sarkozy Thank You/Merci

 
Chinese automakers who spoke with Reuters say the scandal is "Renault's
 
internal business" ...... is this from the article attached...
"
 
 
Bonjour French Consulate
Please read the article attached.  It's great info about "spies" and read my press release:
 
 
 
???  IF possilbe when "this" is ALL over can I meet:
 
Christian Harbulot,One of the Economic Warfare School's founders
 
He says a decade's experience in the martial arts helped him see the scope for western business to absorb
 
 what he termed the more combative approach to strategy he saw in east Asia.
 

 
Security consultancies such as Stratfor say that if the Renault theft were carried out by China, and did target investment strategy rather than technological know-how, that would represent a shift in China's state espionage tactics. Stratfor's Noonan says state spy agencies such as those of China, Russia and Israel tend to go after technology, while corporate spies for western firms tend to be looking for strategic and business related secrets -- such as costings, overheads, and sales strategies.
This leads the consultancy to doubt that the Renault theft was perpetrated by the Chinese. "The leak suggesting otherwise was likely an assumption based on China's frequent involvement in industrial espionage," it said. "Still, it could be a sign of new methods in Chinese spycraft... If China is responsible for the Renault penetration, the case would represent a change in the Chinese espionage MO, one aiming at a higher level and willing to spend more money."
 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 7:38 pm
Subject: The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!! I'm turning on the HEAT!!!

http://www.girlintheblackhonda.com/Weekend_POLITICS_21ZW.html

-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 4:02 pm
Subject: Re: From Sharyn Bovat the Nissan Whistleblower...... The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!!




Bonjour French Consulate!!!!

This email I sent to Mr. Tavares and Mr. Kelly.  (Mr Kelly is SVP in charge "global"  HR & of Ghosn's office). 
Get This!!!  Mr. Tavares met on a saturday less that a few weeks "after" I emailed this to him.   We met that day in May for over 3 hours.
OMG!! This "freaked out" Mr. Kelly!!!   & Marlin Chapman Nissan North America's Director of HR was questioning WHY I was talking to him so long.  HR was nervous.   
 
My "thought" ???  WHY were they SO nervous that I was talking to Mr. Tavares.  
 
------Original Message------
To: Greg Kelly
To: CARLOS TAVARES
Sent: Apr 28, 2009 6:10 PM
Subject:
 
Clarification.
 
oops Prime Minister was Carolin, General Thormann & Santa Stout. 
I was never good with code names.....
 
Everthing is back in the box.
Can't wait to hand over the contents.
 
Purchased a new laptop.
Time to move on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Enjoy Your Week!
 
Sharyn
 
Sent via BlackBerry by
 
  
???  Think about this  
 
Here I am the relocation consultant sending "odd" emails to the number 2 of Nissan globally.  He's giving me riddles in response.  I got a call in June 2009 from a NIssan employee telling me my "thoughts" were welcome.  When IT was sent to block  my emails from Mr. Tavares computer he told them NOT to block them.   I was told that Mr. Tavares insisted that my emails would be allowed through the system.
 
Greg Kelly got nervous when I figured out the "code" names:
 
The General~Prime Minester~Santa
Santa is the VP of HR...,  He gave away the "goody's that were coming from hidden cost centers funded by the Tennessee taxpayer......  WOW!!!
 
Thus the slandering and attacks started on me started in spring 2009.  NOW you know WHY.
 
For the record for months I tried to hand over a list of unethical acts and NOBODY wanted it.  I have that documented.  Tomorrow I will send an email to you with one of those emails.
 
NISSAN HR retaliated agaisnt me for whistle blowing & did not help me with my references or training like they had promised.  I started the blog on my 44th birthday on June 4th 2009, from Starbucks. 
 
FYI-I told Mr. Tavares is would take me 2 months to "expose" the bad behavior".  I WAS WRONG!!!!
I did not know the corruption went to the tippy top.  I "thought" it was Saikawa.   Viewers' of my blog told me it was Ghosn.  I have proof.
Call me French Consulate  615-415-6675. 
 
The HR executives at NIssan were going "crazy" when they thought I might be "catching on" to  the games that they were playing.  I played along too.  I admit it I was mad that hey were WASTING taxpayer money and I was mad.  I was asked AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE to find a spa for a French executive to get Oxygen Facial.  In Spring of 2009 when Mark Stout the VP of Human Resources called me into his office TWICE.  AFTER the Director of HR TWICE fired me.  Then the VP fired me 2 more times.    This is "after Mr. Tavares told them I was EXCEPTIONAL!!!
 
???  How do you fire someone 4 times.   I don't get it!!!!!  
 
Anyway, like I said MANY times on my blog www.girlintheblackhonda.com that  Mark Stout interrogated me.  He kept trying to find out what I knew. HR got frustrated with me.  HR wanted me to so something unethical to prove I was a "team player" & I did NOT do it. HR got nervous because I did NOT take a kickback on the lease of the home of Mr. Tavares like i was asked to do by Marlin Chapman.  I did NOT take money to be silent like I was asked to do by Mark Stout.  Instead I SPOKE for what was morally right.   I found out a lot because Nissan employees current & former KNEW I was ethical and KNEW I had the ear of Carlos Tavares.  These people used me as a conduit to get information to the high level leader.  They used me as a "tool for change" in the corporate culture.   I let that happen because I want success in Tennessee.  That is WHY I told Mr. Tavares to bring the Rogue to Tennessee.  It looks like the leaf is going be "slow" to catch on in America.  At least until Mr. Tavares can find a solution to the battery degradation problem.   Numbers for the leaf MUST be limited until that is resolved.  
 
NISSAN was on a downward spiral and Carlos Tavares shifted_ the nose of the plane in the upward position.  If it were not for Carlos Tavares and his team that has worked 24/7 NISSAN would have followed in GM's foot prints.  Bankruptcy would have happened.
 
My "thought" unlike GM  Nissan might NOT have gotten "bailouts" like Ghosn/Thormann most likely wanted.  Even with the "elite" buddies that Jim Morton nurtured like Haley Barbour.
 
I believe Nissan could have become a "trivia question"   kind of like:
 
???  What was Pan Am. 
 
???  What was TWA. 
 
Well meaning politicians like Senators Corker and Alexander might have said "Sorry Boy's America is tapped out"....Even though NISSAN is in Tennessee Corker and Alexander are Republicans and what I love about the Republican party is the ability to stand up for what is morally right in reference to "wasteful spending".   Still I wish they'd do better with HEALTH CARE!!!!   That is WHY the American system is beautiful.  We have a checks and balance system.  One the "should promote transparency" .
 
France I'm booking ANOTHER trip to DC.  I'm gonna lobby for the taxpayer.  I want the EV to succeed BUT if NISSAN does not "come clean" and get rid of Ghosn I'm gonna POUNCE!!!!
 
Have a Great Day!!!
 
This is going to 30 reporters  
 
 
Sharyn Bovat
The Nissan Whistleblower
615-415-6675


-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: From Sharyn Bovat the Nissan Whistleblower...... The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!!
 
Thank you for covering this story.....
This is finally starting to get ridiculas.    :) :)
These men need to get their names clear.   It's ALL about Ghosn wanting to keep the price of the stock up!!!
Have  A Great Day!!!
Sharyn
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.cominfo@consulfrance-atlanta.orgcarole.scipion@diplomatie.gouv.frclementine.bernon@diplomatie.gouv.frclaire.collobert@diplomatie.gouv.fr;peggy.lemoyne@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 12:57 pm
Subject: Re: Nissan whistleblowers.... emails to & From Nissan.....
Bonjour French Consulate!!!
 
???  Can I have a meeting to discuss the Renault Three.
 
This is going to 30 reporters!!!!

Sharyn Bovat 615-415-6675
“Mr. Tavares & some Japanese board members did NOT want to create an EV “until” the technology was ready. They also did NOT want to make the move to Tennessee.”Sharyn Bovat
 
“I believe MAZDA yesterday announced they are producing an EV is a way to ‘offset’ the damage that could be done to  Japan when this story breaks”

In Japan, Mazda Steps Up Its E.V. Intent

By JONATHAN SCHULTZ
…Before Monday, Mazda could not muster even a wan embrace of hybrid or electric-vehicletechnology, ceding that buzzing high ground to fellow Japanese brands Toyota and Nissan, as well as to Ford, Volkswagen, General Motors and virtually every other major automaker with a shred of public-relations acumen…..
Ghosn has HURT the reputation of NISSAN and RenaultReputation with CHINA.  I believe Mr. Saikawa… is the “link” to the accusation. 
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has also instigated an investigation by French intelligence, and this process is threatening Sino-French relations, which have been strained, despite China denying involvement. Industry Minister Eric Besson stated on French radio recently that Renault could have opted to work with authorities on this pressing matter rather than confine the investigation to within the company.
By the way:
 ???  Where is Mr. Saikawa.  He dropped off one of the Renault charts and his title has “changed”.
???  Wonder Why. 
NISSAN has NO current “technology” to steal. Ghosn was trying to get people in India to create an “affordable battery”
 
Renault Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Carlos Ghosn, who is spearheading the electric car initiative. His passion on this subject was evident during a visit to India in end-2009.
 
Interestingly, he added that a joint research could be contemplated with top institutions such as the IITs in battery technology.
 
"I would be very interested in any battery project which is simple and affordable. I would encourage focus on a low-cost battery which can go into the common car," Mr Ghosn said  If Ghosn already had an “affordable” battery he would NOT have said those words in late 2009!!!!
Mr. Tavares and some Japanese board members ( I believe Shiga) did NOT want to create an EV “until” the technology was ready. They also did NOT want to make the move to Tennessee.
Ghosn used the relocation to Tennessee as a way to “dismiss” employees that would NOT play along with the scam.  Mr. Morton was the “organizer” ,…. More soon.
Mr. Ghosn strong armed them into doing both THUS possibly destroying the company and the reputation of the Japanese Auto Industry.  France could become a “joke” in the eye’s of the world.
(Sharyn Bovat was told to subpoena those that took money to be silent.   I think that’s what the American government should do.)
 
 
 
“I believe that some of MY former NISSAN relocation clients who went back to France to work at Renault are involved in creating this ‘ficticious’ spy scandal.  They are directly connected to Mr. Saikawa and Mr. Ghosn”  Sharyn Bovat
Here’s an article about the Renault Spy Scandal going on in Paris from the Wall Street Journal:
 
Yesterday I tried to reach the lawyer of one of France’s accused.  If a reader has access to them please tell them to email or call me.
Sharynbovat@aol.com or 615-415-6675  
 
"It's now been three weeks and I have nothing concrete on what my dismissal is based on, what could explain it," Bertrand Rochette
"I would like to reaffirm that I have never had a Swiss bank account, I have never received any money, I have always been loyal to this company and I am determined not to be a scapegoat in this matter,"Bertrand Rochette,
 
 
That is why Ghosn is so wishy washy on words during his interview. 
The $$$ for Japan and most likely why they invested with NISSAN  is in the chargers   FYI  The chargers are important infrastructure  that the US government is paying for.  ‘If” the EV’s on the road use those charges will they ONLY be a good investments.
 Most likey Mazda will make a car that uses the ChaDeMo System.  America will be forced to buy Japanese cars “if” those are the chargers in place.  My understanding is the the FORD EV will not work with the ChaDeMo system.
American EV’s will the the “main stream” EV in America….  We’re America. Since NISSAN is not making the Leaf  a success ( at least not until they have the battery technology the chargers are a waste of money)
 
 
FYI- I’ve contacted the French consulate and requested a meeting with the Consular General of San Francisco. I will PROVE the Renault Three are INNOCENT.  What Renault has done to the lives of 3 people is morally WRONG!!!   My life has been miserable after they “trumped up” charges to discredit me and tossed me in jail 3 time.  www.girlintheblackhonda.com
 
Renault CEO Tells Sky It’s Too Early to Point Fingers on Leaks
By Blanche Gatt - Jan 24, 2011 2:14 PM CT
Renault SA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn told Sky News it was “too early to start to point fingers” in the leaks of the company’s electric car business model.   He’s ALREADY pointed fingers!!!
Ghosn said in an interview he would leave it up to “justice” to determine who was responsible for the leaks that led the company to fire three employees and file a criminal complaint of industrial espionage. Ghosn will be GONE March 31st and these 3 executies will deal with MONTHS of stress and they will have LOST their reputations
Ghosn, who also runs alliance partner Nissan Motor Co., said 2011 will be a “year of growth” for the company and he’s “very optimistic about the evolution of the Nissan sales, particularly the Nissan sales sourced in the U.K.”.    Ghosn Just wants the STOCK PRICE of the companies to increase before HE and his group of “elite executives” CASH OUT
Production of the Nissan Leaf, which will be built in the company’s Sunderland, England, plant from 2013, will generate “a lot of jobs” in the U.K., Ghosn said
Please read articles about the Renault Three
 

-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.cominfo@consulfrance-atlanta.orgcarole.scipion@diplomatie.gouv.frclementine.bernon@diplomatie.gouv.frclaire.collobert@diplomatie.gouv.fr;peggy.lemoyne@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 12:01 pm
Subject: Re: Nissan whistleblowers.... emails to & From Nissan.....
 
Please look at my update for
 
Thanks & Have A Great Day!!!
Sharyn Bovat 
The Nissan Whistleblower
 
Ghosn has HURT the reputation of NISSAN and Renault Reputation with CHINA.  I believe Mr. Saikawa… is the “link” to the accusation.  By the way:
 ???  Where is Mr. Saikawa.  He dropped off one of the Renault charts and his title has “changed”.
???  Wonder Why. 
YOU had NO current “technology” to steal. That is why Ghosn is so wishy washy on words.  The $$$ is in the chargers your getting from governments to us for a car that “if successful”
FYI- I’ve contacted the French consulate and requested a meeting with the Consular General of San Francisco.
Yesterday I attemped to reach the lawyer of one of the accused.  If a reader has accest to them please tell them to email or call me.
Sharynbovat@aol.com or 615-415-6675 
France: I will PROVE the Renault Three are INNOCENT
 
The spying scandal at Renault threatened to harm France's improving relationship with China, when a government source said intelligence services were looking into a possible connection to China, as part of initial checks before an official probe was launched.
The French government has since played down the possibility of a link to China, saying it is not accusing any one country of involvement, while China has denied any link to the case.
Separately, Bertrand Rochette, one of the three executives dismissed over the scandal, said he felt "betrayed" and still had not been shown any element of proof against him.
"It's now been three weeks and I have nothing concrete on what my dismissal is based on, what could explain it," he told a news conference on Monday morning.
"I would like to reaffirm that I have never had a Swiss bank account, I have never received any money, I have always been loyal to this company and I am determined not to be a scapegoat in this matter," he said.
 
Nissan Slows Leaf's Production
By Rachel Smith
Posted: Jan 25, 2011 09:37 a.m.
Consumers on the Nissan Leaf’s waiting list have waited a long time to get their hands on one of few all-electric cars on the market, and according to Kicking Tires, shoppers will have to wait even longer.
“We’ve already reported on some of the initial supply constraints Nissan is having with its Leaf, and the delays will continue for the next few months to come, according to a company spokesman,” writes Kicking Tires.
According to Nissan, 20,000 Americans have already signed up for the Leaf. With so many people waiting in line, what’s with the delay? The Detroit Bureau spoke with Nissan’s Chief US spokesman David Reuter, who stated that Nissan has slowed production “‘to get it absolutely perfect and make sure there’s no perception the car isn’t ready for market.’” The Bureau adds, “Nonetheless, he acknowledged that could lead to some frustration among anxious motorists – 20,000 of which have already placed preliminary orders for the compact, battery-powered sedan. Since its launch, last month, U.S. deliveries have only been ‘in the 100s,’ according to spokesman Reuter, who anticipated, ‘We’ll be getting up to normal production by April.’”
There are, however, good reasons for the delay. “The automaker is not only working with an all-new platform but a new electric-only powertrain,” says Kicking Tires. “Nissan wants to make sure that each lithium-ion battery pack that comes out of production meets automotive quality — a standard that is more rigorous than the battery in your laptop or cell phone.”
 
Of the 20,000 orders….. taken last summer in America  at BEST only 100 have been filled.   To make an order people ONLY needed to put down a $99 deposit.
Reauter PLEASE answer these questions for the American Tax Payers
 ???  How many of the 20,000 have asked for their money back.
???  How many Leafs will be “on the road” in America by the end of 2011
???  Is the Battery Plant in Smyrna “on target” and will it be FULLY operational building 200,000 batteries as NISSAN said it would by 2012. 
Reporting from  May26 2010 at the Groundbreaking ……Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year............ When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year”…….from an article  by Nick Chambers
If you aren’t one of the 20,000 on Nissan’s waiting list, odds are that you’ll wait a lot longer than April to even sign up for a Leaf. Nissan says, “We have completed the first phase of reservations. In order to provide the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to the first Nissan LEAF drivers, we will not be accepting new reservations until the next phase begins. A subsequent phase of new reservations will begin next year, after current reservations and orders have been processed.”    
 “If” they do NOT take new orders till next year then it’s quite possible YOU will only have delivered 1000-2000 Leaf (s) to America.  Some will Shift_ to the Ford Focus. Some will Shift_ to the Volt (which is INCREASING their availability)  Some will Shift_ to CODA , Some will shift_ to the BYD ( which is cheaper a cuter) and Many will just get a Prius for they can TRUST Toyota.  
???  How will YOU know the demand if you do NOT open it up to orders again until 2012 the SAME year you told the AMERICA and Tennessee that you’d be in ‘production” mode.  I DON”T GET IT!!!
It’s irresponsible to build a plant that can produce 200,000 batteries “if” the demand for the product is NOT there.  
“The Leaf and a related battery plant are expected to employ 1,300 people. Nissan did not say how many jobs it expects to be created by the Rogue”….  The is from the Nashville Business Journal
I “think” the ROGUE is going to keep workers in Tennessee busy.
 .... "We need to reduce our exposure to the yen," Reuter said. ... Nissan is "still evaluating" whether additional employees would be needed, ... “  
While you can’t get a Leaf just yet, it’s a good idea to wait and see how the Leaf does once owners drive it for a few months. So far, the Leaf receives good performance reviews, but some members of the automotive press are wary about America’s inability to support electric cars due to limited charging stations. “Here comes the people’s electric car, America,” says the New York Times, “ready or not.” Electric cars are coming, and this is the perfect time to see how they fare.
In the market for a new car? Check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars as well as this month's best car deals. Also, be sure to check us out on Twitter.
 
 
Nissan Breaks Ground on Their U.S. Electric Car Battery Plant   May 26, 2010 Nick Chambers
Editor of Gas 2.0 and sustainable transportation nut
The hot, sweltering Tennessee sun baked us under a big white-top tent this morning as Nissan dedicated the future site of their $1.7 billion dollar, state-of-the art Nissan LEAF battery plant in Smyrna. Encompassing 1.3 million square feet (22 American football fields), when the plant comes online in late 2012 it will be one of the largest battery facilities in North America.
Tennesee’s Governor, Phil Bredesen, was on hand along with Daniel Poneman, the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy and Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO and President.
The plant will deliver batteries to Nissan LEAFs that are set to be assembled in the existing Smyrna vehicle assembly plant right next door. As the battery plant is constructed over the next year and a half, the vehicle assembly facility will be retooled to be able to add LEAFs into the production line alongside Altimas, Fronteras, X-Terras and Pathfinders. When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year.
Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year.
During a tour of the Smyrna vehicle assembly plant, we were told that Nissan will be able to maintain current production levels of all the vehicles they assemble there (the plant has actually been in continuous operation since 1981) and that the 150,000 LEAF capacity will be in addition to those.
In order to accommodate the special needs of assembling an electric vehicle, Nissan is using some serious creativity to make the inclusion of the LEAF alongside conventional vehicle assembly a virtually seamless endeavor. For instance, at the station where the fuel tank is normally brought in underneath a suspended vehicle, the LEAF will have its battery pack added. And at the station where the engine is brought in to the vehicle, the electric motor will be added. Other than that, the assembly of an electric vehicle is much simpler than a conventional one.
“Nissan is committed to affordable, sustainable mobility. What we’re doing here will radically transform the automotive experience for consumers. Today is a major step in helping create a green economy in the United States,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan. “Production of Nissan LEAF and lithium-ion batteries in Smyrna brings the United States closer to its goal of energy independence, creates green jobs and helps sustain American manufacturing. Nissan is a leader in global manufacturing innovation, and this state-of-the-art battery plant will strengthen that leadership.”
The battery assembly plant was spurred by a $1.4 billion, low-interest loan from the US Department of Energy as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.
Disclaimer: The author’s travel expenses and lodging were paid for by Nissan for this event.






-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 1:01 pm
Subject: Re: From Sharyn Bovat the Nissan Whistleblower...... The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!!
-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 12:05 pm
Subject: From Sharyn Bovat the Nissan Whistleblower...... The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!!


 
Please look at my update for
 
Thanks & Have A Great Day!!!
Sharyn Bovat 
The Nissan Whistleblower
 
Ghosn has HURT the reputation of NISSAN and Renault Reputation with CHINA.  I believe Mr. Saikawa… is the “link” to the accusation.  By the way:
 ???  Where is Mr. Saikawa.  He dropped off one of the Renault charts and his title has “changed”.
???  Wonder Why. 
YOU had NO current “technology” to steal. That is why Ghosn is so wishy washy on words.  The $$$ is in the chargers your getting from governments to us for a car that “if successful”
FYI- I’ve contacted the French consulate and requested a meeting with the Consular General of San Francisco.
Yesterday I attemped to reach the lawyer of one of the accused.  If a reader has accest to them please tell them to email or call me.
Sharynbovat@aol.com or 615-415-6675 
France: I will PROVE the Renault Three are INNOCENT
 
The spying scandal at Renault threatened to harm France's improving relationship with China, when a government source said intelligence services were looking into a possible connection to China, as part of initial checks before an official probe was launched.
The French government has since played down the possibility of a link to China, saying it is not accusing any one country of involvement, while China has denied any link to the case.
Separately, Bertrand Rochette, one of the three executives dismissed over the scandal, said he felt "betrayed" and still had not been shown any element of proof against him.
"It's now been three weeks and I have nothing concrete on what my dismissal is based on, what could explain it," he told a news conference on Monday morning.
"I would like to reaffirm that I have never had a Swiss bank account, I have never received any money, I have always been loyal to this company and I am determined not to be a scapegoat in this matter," he said.
 
Nissan Slows Leaf's Production
By Rachel Smith
Posted: Jan 25, 2011 09:37 a.m.
Consumers on the Nissan Leaf’s waiting list have waited a long time to get their hands on one of few all-electric cars on the market, and according to Kicking Tires, shoppers will have to wait even longer.
“We’ve already reported on some of the initial supply constraints Nissan is having with its Leaf, and the delays will continue for the next few months to come, according to a company spokesman,” writes Kicking Tires.
According to Nissan, 20,000 Americans have already signed up for the Leaf. With so many people waiting in line, what’s with the delay? The Detroit Bureau spoke with Nissan’s Chief US spokesman David Reuter, who stated that Nissan has slowed production “‘to get it absolutely perfect and make sure there’s no perception the car isn’t ready for market.’” The Bureau adds, “Nonetheless, he acknowledged that could lead to some frustration among anxious motorists – 20,000 of which have already placed preliminary orders for the compact, battery-powered sedan. Since its launch, last month, U.S. deliveries have only been ‘in the 100s,’ according to spokesman Reuter, who anticipated, ‘We’ll be getting up to normal production by April.’”
There are, however, good reasons for the delay. “The automaker is not only working with an all-new platform but a new electric-only powertrain,” says Kicking Tires. “Nissan wants to make sure that each lithium-ion battery pack that comes out of production meets automotive quality — a standard that is more rigorous than the battery in your laptop or cell phone.”
 
Of the 20,000 orders….. taken last summer in America  at BEST only 100 have been filled.   To make an order people ONLY needed to put down a $99 deposit.
Reauter PLEASE answer these questions for the American Tax Payers
 ???  How many of the 20,000 have asked for their money back.
???  How many Leafs will be “on the road” in America by the end of 2011
???  Is the Battery Plant in Smyrna “on target” and will it be FULLY operational building 200,000 batteries as NISSAN said it would by 2012. 
Reporting from  May26 2010 at the Groundbreaking ……Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year............ When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year”…….from an article  by Nick Chambers
If you aren’t one of the 20,000 on Nissan’s waiting list, odds are that you’ll wait a lot longer than April to even sign up for a Leaf. Nissan says, “We have completed the first phase of reservations. In order to provide the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to the first Nissan LEAF drivers, we will not be accepting new reservations until the next phase begins. A subsequent phase of new reservations will begin next year, after current reservations and orders have been processed.”    
 “If” they do NOT take new orders till next year then it’s quite possible YOU will only have delivered 1000-2000 Leaf (s) to America.  Some will Shift_ to the Ford Focus. Some will Shift_ to the Volt (which is INCREASING their availability)  Some will Shift_ to CODA , Some will shift_ to the BYD ( which is cheaper a cuter) and Many will just get a Prius for they can TRUST Toyota.  
???  How will YOU know the demand if you do NOT open it up to orders again until 2012 the SAME year you told the AMERICA and Tennessee that you’d be in ‘production” mode.  I DON”T GET IT!!!
It’s irresponsible to build a plant that can produce 200,000 batteries “if” the demand for the product is NOT there.  
“The Leaf and a related battery plant are expected to employ 1,300 people. Nissan did not say how many jobs it expects to be created by the Rogue”….  The is from the Nashville Business Journal
I “think” the ROGUE is going to keep workers in Tennessee busy.
 .... "We need to reduce our exposure to the yen," Reuter said. ... Nissan is "still evaluating" whether additional employees would be needed, ... “  
While you can’t get a Leaf just yet, it’s a good idea to wait and see how the Leaf does once owners drive it for a few months. So far, the Leaf receives good performance reviews, but some members of the automotive press are wary about America’s inability to support electric cars due to limited charging stations. “Here comes the people’s electric car, America,” says the New York Times, “ready or not.” Electric cars are coming, and this is the perfect time to see how they fare.
In the market for a new car? Check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars as well as this month's best car deals. Also, be sure to check us out on Twitter.
 
 
Nissan Breaks Ground on Their U.S. Electric Car Battery Plant   May 26, 2010 Nick Chambers
Editor of Gas 2.0 and sustainable transportation nut
The hot, sweltering Tennessee sun baked us under a big white-top tent this morning as Nissan dedicated the future site of their $1.7 billion dollar, state-of-the art Nissan LEAF battery plant in Smyrna. Encompassing 1.3 million square feet (22 American football fields), when the plant comes online in late 2012 it will be one of the largest battery facilities in North America.
Tennesee’s Governor, Phil Bredesen, was on hand along with Daniel Poneman, the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy and Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO and President.
The plant will deliver batteries to Nissan LEAFs that are set to be assembled in the existing Smyrna vehicle assembly plant right next door. As the battery plant is constructed over the next year and a half, the vehicle assembly facility will be retooled to be able to add LEAFs into the production line alongside Altimas, Fronteras, X-Terras and Pathfinders. When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year.
Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year.
During a tour of the Smyrna vehicle assembly plant, we were told that Nissan will be able to maintain current production levels of all the vehicles they assemble there (the plant has actually been in continuous operation since 1981) and that the 150,000 LEAF capacity will be in addition to those.
In order to accommodate the special needs of assembling an electric vehicle, Nissan is using some serious creativity to make the inclusion of the LEAF alongside conventional vehicle assembly a virtually seamless endeavor. For instance, at the station where the fuel tank is normally brought in underneath a suspended vehicle, the LEAF will have its battery pack added. And at the station where the engine is brought in to the vehicle, the electric motor will be added. Other than that, the assembly of an electric vehicle is much simpler than a conventional one.
“Nissan is committed to affordable, sustainable mobility. What we’re doing here will radically transform the automotive experience for consumers. Today is a major step in helping create a green economy in the United States,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan. “Production of Nissan LEAF and lithium-ion batteries in Smyrna brings the United States closer to its goal of energy independence, creates green jobs and helps sustain American manufacturing. Nissan is a leader in global manufacturing innovation, and this state-of-the-art battery plant will strengthen that leadership.”
The battery assembly plant was spurred by a $1.4 billion, low-interest loan from the US Department of Energy as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.
Disclaimer: The author’s travel expenses and lodging were paid for by Nissan for this event.



-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: romain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.frpresse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Subject: Nissan Whistleblower request meeting with French Consulate

To French Consulate in San Francisco:
 
My name is Sharyn Bovat & I want to arrange a meeting with the Consular General.  I believe that Carlos Ghosn is committing a crime against the American Taxpayers.  I'm on the verge of starting a revolt.  Paris is on of my favorite cities yet what is happening there is unthinkable.
 
 
I would like a call to arrange the meeting.  I've contacted Atlanta but they have not helped.  I fear they are connected to Eric Noziere who is a member of Ghosn's team.   I was told by a reliable source that he was NOT on team Tavares.   It's a long story. www.girlintheblackhonda.com
 
Basically Nissan is getting a new CEO Carlos Tavares and he want to make the company a success.   That said some where driving the company off a cliff.  American taxpayer money was wasted.
 
 
Please call me.
Sharyn Bovat
615-415-6675
 
 
 
Posted at 9:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011
Obama's State of the Union address -- and crony capitalism
By Jennifer Rubin
President Obama is warming up for his State of the Union address, sounding the theme of "competitiveness." It sounds positive -- don't we all want to be competitive? But upon closer analysis, this is the worst of crony capitalism.
In the State of the Union address, be prepared to hear lots of talk about "green jobs" (i.e. corporate subsidies),………
The NISSAN Whistleblower will soon show AMERICA that Lots of “green” supplied by the hard working taxpayers was being wasted by foreign nations.
Read

 

Renault-Nissan boss denies spy scandal was about technology

By John Lichfield in Paris
Monday, 24 January 2011
The boss of Renault-Nissan spoke out yesterday for the first time about allegations of industrial spying on his company's rapid advances in electric cars which shook the French-Japanese car giant this month.
Carlos Ghosn said that the espionage concerned the "economic model" of Renault's plans to dominate a $2,000bn world market in electric cars from next year. No specific technical secrets had been leaked, he said.
His comments – contradicting earlier hints that unpatented, technical advances may have been sold to China – will add to the confusion surrounding the Renault spy scandal. Lawyers representing three senior Renault executives, suspended earlier this month, say that there is no evidence they took money for handing over company secrets. They have started counter-actions for "defamation".
Renault-Nissan président-directeur général Mr Ghosn rejected suggestions that Renault had bungled the investigation by approaching a private detective rather than the French security services.
He refused to comment on suggestions - angrily denied by Beijing - that the leaks were inspired by economic interests in China. But he also rejected suggestions in the French press that the whole affair may have been an elaborate dirty-trick, mounted by unknown rivals, to throw doubt on innocent men and sabotage Renault's accelerating electric car programme.
"The target was our whole electric car strategy," he told the Journal du Dimanche. "There was total scepticism when we launched the programme in 2006. Now we are the only company in the world to manufacture, at the same time, electric car engines, the batteries and charging equipment. In an extremely competitive global industry, worth $2,000 billion, we naturally attract the interest of our competitors..."
Renault, with its Japanese partner Nissan, has invested over €4bn in trying to develop new generations of all-electric cars to match the price and performance of internal-combustion vehicles. Several models were unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show last year but the leaked secrets were said to concern a new generation of vehicles expected to enter the market in 2012-13.
According to the French press, they included unpatented advances in electric car enginesand batteries.
But Mr Ghosn insisted yesterday that no "technical information" had leaked. The espionage concerned "our economic model", he said. Renault officials told the Journal du Dimanche that this embraced the costs and probable prices of electric cars and batteries, sales forecasts and production targets. Three senior Renault executives were suspended on 5 January. The company has started legal proceedings against "person unknown" for "industrial espionage, corruption, theft, receiving stolen goods and conspiracy".
Renault officials say that the affair began with an anonymous tip-off in a letter last August. A private detective and two company investigators were asked to start an inquiry.
Renault officials and lawyers say they identified off-shore bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein belonging to the three company executives with payments allegedly divided between the three men.
All three have angrily dismissed the accusations and brought counter-actions for defamation and calumny.





-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: sharynbovat@aol.comromain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.fr;presse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 12:05 pm
Subject: From Sharyn Bovat the Nissan Whistleblower...... The Renault Three are INNOCENT!!!!

Please look at my update for
 Thanks & Have A Great Day!!!
Sharyn Bovat 
The Nissan Whistleblower
 
Ghosn has HURT the reputation of NISSAN and Renault Reputation with CHINA.  I believe Mr. Saikawa… is the “link” to the accusation.  By the way:
 ???  Where is Mr. Saikawa.  He dropped off one of the Renault charts and his title has “changed”.
???  Wonder Why. 
YOU had NO current “technology” to steal. That is why Ghosn is so wishy washy on words.  The $$$ is in the chargers your getting from governments to us for a car that “if successful”
FYI- I’ve contacted the French consulate and requested a meeting with the Consular General of San Francisco.
Yesterday I attemped to reach the lawyer of one of the accused.  If a reader has accest to them please tell them to email or call me.
Sharynbovat@aol.com or 615-415-6675 
France: I will PROVE the Renault Three are INNOCENT
 
The spying scandal at Renault threatened to harm France's improving relationship with China, when a government source said intelligence services were looking into a possible connection to China, as part of initial checks before an official probe was launched.
The French government has since played down the possibility of a link to China, saying it is not accusing any one country of involvement, while China has denied any link to the case.
Separately, Bertrand Rochette, one of the three executives dismissed over the scandal, said he felt "betrayed" and still had not been shown any element of proof against him.
"It's now been three weeks and I have nothing concrete on what my dismissal is based on, what could explain it," he told a news conference on Monday morning.
"I would like to reaffirm that I have never had a Swiss bank account, I have never received any money, I have always been loyal to this company and I am determined not to be a scapegoat in this matter," he said.
 
Nissan Slows Leaf's Production
By Rachel Smith
Posted: Jan 25, 2011 09:37 a.m.
Consumers on the Nissan Leaf’s waiting list have waited a long time to get their hands on one of few all-electric cars on the market, and according to Kicking Tires, shoppers will have to wait even longer.
“We’ve already reported on some of the initial supply constraints Nissan is having with its Leaf, and the delays will continue for the next few months to come, according to a company spokesman,” writes Kicking Tires.
According to Nissan, 20,000 Americans have already signed up for the Leaf. With so many people waiting in line, what’s with the delay? The Detroit Bureau spoke with Nissan’s Chief US spokesman David Reuter, who stated that Nissan has slowed production “‘to get it absolutely perfect and make sure there’s no perception the car isn’t ready for market.’” The Bureau adds, “Nonetheless, he acknowledged that could lead to some frustration among anxious motorists – 20,000 of which have already placed preliminary orders for the compact, battery-powered sedan. Since its launch, last month, U.S. deliveries have only been ‘in the 100s,’ according to spokesman Reuter, who anticipated, ‘We’ll be getting up to normal production by April.’”
There are, however, good reasons for the delay. “The automaker is not only working with an all-new platform but a new electric-only powertrain,” says Kicking Tires. “Nissan wants to make sure that each lithium-ion battery pack that comes out of production meets automotive quality — a standard that is more rigorous than the battery in your laptop or cell phone.”
 
Of the 20,000 orders….. taken last summer in America  at BEST only 100 have been filled.   To make an order people ONLY needed to put down a $99 deposit.
Reauter PLEASE answer these questions for the American Tax Payers
 ???  How many of the 20,000 have asked for their money back.
???  How many Leafs will be “on the road” in America by the end of 2011
???  Is the Battery Plant in Smyrna “on target” and will it be FULLY operational building 200,000 batteries as NISSAN said it would by 2012. 
Reporting from  May26 2010 at the Groundbreaking ……Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year............ When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year”…….from an article  by Nick Chambers
If you aren’t one of the 20,000 on Nissan’s waiting list, odds are that you’ll wait a lot longer than April to even sign up for a Leaf. Nissan says, “We have completed the first phase of reservations. In order to provide the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to the first Nissan LEAF drivers, we will not be accepting new reservations until the next phase begins. A subsequent phase of new reservations will begin next year, after current reservations and orders have been processed.”    
 “If” they do NOT take new orders till next year then it’s quite possible YOU will only have delivered 1000-2000 Leaf (s) to America.  Some will Shift_ to the Ford Focus. Some will Shift_ to the Volt (which is INCREASING their availability)  Some will Shift_ to CODA , Some will shift_ to the BYD ( which is cheaper a cuter) and Many will just get a Prius for they can TRUST Toyota.  
???  How will YOU know the demand if you do NOT open it up to orders again until 2012 the SAME year you told the AMERICA and Tennessee that you’d be in ‘production” mode.  I DON”T GET IT!!!
It’s irresponsible to build a plant that can produce 200,000 batteries “if” the demand for the product is NOT there.  
“The Leaf and a related battery plant are expected to employ 1,300 people. Nissan did not say how many jobs it expects to be created by the Rogue”….  The is from the Nashville Business Journal
I “think” the ROGUE is going to keep workers in Tennessee busy.
 .... "We need to reduce our exposure to the yen," Reuter said. ... Nissan is "still evaluating" whether additional employees would be needed, ... “  
While you can’t get a Leaf just yet, it’s a good idea to wait and see how the Leaf does once owners drive it for a few months. So far, the Leaf receives good performance reviews, but some members of the automotive press are wary about America’s inability to support electric cars due to limited charging stations. “Here comes the people’s electric car, America,” says the New York Times, “ready or not.” Electric cars are coming, and this is the perfect time to see how they fare.
In the market for a new car? Check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars as well as this month's best car deals. Also, be sure to check us out on Twitter.
 
 
Nissan Breaks Ground on Their U.S. Electric Car Battery Plant   May 26, 2010 Nick Chambers
Editor of Gas 2.0 and sustainable transportation nut
The hot, sweltering Tennessee sun baked us under a big white-top tent this morning as Nissan dedicated the future site of their $1.7 billion dollar, state-of-the art Nissan LEAF battery plant in Smyrna. Encompassing 1.3 million square feet (22 American football fields), when the plant comes online in late 2012 it will be one of the largest battery facilities in North America.
Tennesee’s Governor, Phil Bredesen, was on hand along with Daniel Poneman, the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy and Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO and President.
The plant will deliver batteries to Nissan LEAFs that are set to be assembled in the existing Smyrna vehicle assembly plant right next door. As the battery plant is constructed over the next year and a half, the vehicle assembly facility will be retooled to be able to add LEAFs into the production line alongside Altimas, Fronteras, X-Terras and Pathfinders. When all’s said and done, the battery and LEAF production will create an additional 1,300 jobs. Nissan expects that the full capacity of the co-located plants will be about 200,000 batteries and 150,000 LEAFs each and every year.
Until the Smyrna facilities come online, there will only be one plant in Japan supplying Nissan LEAFs to the world with a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually. That will all change in 2012, when the Japanese facility is joined by Smyrna and other plants around the world, including a couple in Europe. At that point the production capacity for LEAFs and other Renault-Nissan EVs will jump from 50,000 to 500,000 per year.
During a tour of the Smyrna vehicle assembly plant, we were told that Nissan will be able to maintain current production levels of all the vehicles they assemble there (the plant has actually been in continuous operation since 1981) and that the 150,000 LEAF capacity will be in addition to those.
In order to accommodate the special needs of assembling an electric vehicle, Nissan is using some serious creativity to make the inclusion of the LEAF alongside conventional vehicle assembly a virtually seamless endeavor. For instance, at the station where the fuel tank is normally brought in underneath a suspended vehicle, the LEAF will have its battery pack added. And at the station where the engine is brought in to the vehicle, the electric motor will be added. Other than that, the assembly of an electric vehicle is much simpler than a conventional one.
“Nissan is committed to affordable, sustainable mobility. What we’re doing here will radically transform the automotive experience for consumers. Today is a major step in helping create a green economy in the United States,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan. “Production of Nissan LEAF and lithium-ion batteries in Smyrna brings the United States closer to its goal of energy independence, creates green jobs and helps sustain American manufacturing. Nissan is a leader in global manufacturing innovation, and this state-of-the-art battery plant will strengthen that leadership.”
The battery assembly plant was spurred by a $1.4 billion, low-interest loan from the US Department of Energy as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.
Disclaimer: The author’s travel expenses and lodging were paid for by Nissan for this event.



-----Original Message-----
From: sharynbovat@aol.com
To: romain.serman@diplomatie.gouv.frcorinne.pereira@diplomatie.gouv.frstephane.remy@diplomatie.gouv.frpresse-info@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.orgjacques.de-noray@diplomatie.gouv.frclement.bertrand@diplomatie.gouv.fr;annabelle.howell@gmail.com
Sent: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Subject: Nissan Whistleblower request meeting with French Consulate

To French Consulate in San Francisco:
 
My name is Sharyn Bovat & I want to arrange a meeting with the Consular General.  I believe that Carlos Ghosn is committing a crime against the American Taxpayers.  I'm on the verge of starting a revolt.  Paris is on of my favorite cities yet what is happening there is unthinkable.
 
 
I would like a call to arrange the meeting.  I've contacted Atlanta but they have not helped.  I fear they are connected to Eric Noziere who is a member of Ghosn's team.   I was told by a reliable source that he was NOT on team Tavares.   It's a long story. www.girlintheblackhonda.com
 
Basically Nissan is getting a new CEO Carlos Tavares and he want to make the company a success.   That said some where driving the company off a cliff.  American taxpayer money was wasted.
 
 
Please call me.
Sharyn Bovat
615-415-6675
 
 
 
Posted at 9:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011
Obama's State of the Union address -- and crony capitalism
By Jennifer Rubin
President Obama is warming up for his State of the Union address, sounding the theme of "competitiveness." It sounds positive -- don't we all want to be competitive? But upon closer analysis, this is the worst of crony capitalism.
In the State of the Union address, be prepared to hear lots of talk about "green jobs" (i.e. corporate subsidies),………
The NISSAN Whistleblower will soon show AMERICA that Lots of “green” supplied by the hard working taxpayers was being wasted by foreign nations.
Read

 

Renault-Nissan boss denies spy scandal was about technology

By John Lichfield in Paris
Monday, 24 January 2011
The boss of Renault-Nissan spoke out yesterday for the first time about allegations of industrial spying on his company's rapid advances in electric cars which shook the French-Japanese car giant this month.
Carlos Ghosn said that the espionage concerned the "economic model" of Renault's plans to dominate a $2,000bn world market in electric cars from next year. No specific technical secrets had been leaked, he said.
His comments – contradicting earlier hints that unpatented, technical advances may have been sold to China – will add to the confusion surrounding the Renault spy scandal. Lawyers representing three senior Renault executives, suspended earlier this month, say that there is no evidence they took money for handing over company secrets. They have started counter-actions for "defamation".
Renault-Nissan président-directeur général Mr Ghosn rejected suggestions that Renault had bungled the investigation by approaching a private detective rather than the French security services.
He refused to comment on suggestions - angrily denied by Beijing - that the leaks were inspired by economic interests in China. But he also rejected suggestions in the French press that the whole affair may have been an elaborate dirty-trick, mounted by unknown rivals, to throw doubt on innocent men and sabotage Renault's accelerating electric car programme.
"The target was our whole electric car strategy," he told the Journal du Dimanche. "There was total scepticism when we launched the programme in 2006. Now we are the only company in the world to manufacture, at the same time, electric car engines, the batteries and charging equipment. In an extremely competitive global industry, worth $2,000 billion, we naturally attract the interest of our competitors..."
Renault, with its Japanese partner Nissan, has invested over €4bn in trying to develop new generations of all-electric cars to match the price and performance of internal-combustion vehicles. Several models were unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show last year but the leaked secrets were said to concern a new generation of vehicles expected to enter the market in 2012-13.
According to the French press, they included unpatented advances in electric car enginesand batteries.
But Mr Ghosn insisted yesterday that no "technical information" had leaked. The espionage concerned "our economic model", he said. Renault officials told the Journal du Dimanche that this embraced the costs and probable prices of electric cars and batteries, sales forecasts and production targets. Three senior Renault executives were suspended on 5 January. The company has started legal proceedings against "person unknown" for "industrial espionage, corruption, theft, receiving stolen goods and conspiracy".
Renault officials say that the affair began with an anonymous tip-off in a letter last August. A private detective and two company investigators were asked to start an inquiry.
Renault officials and lawyers say they identified off-shore bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein belonging to the three company executives with payments allegedly divided between the three men.
All three have angrily dismissed the accusations and brought counter-actions for defamation and calumny.

No comments:

Post a Comment