Carlos Ghosn and Renault-Nissan to go electric

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO and chairman of car manufacturer alliance Renault-Nissan, said the company plans to build a zero-emission electric Nissan vehicle to be available in the U.S. and Japan from 2010, before extending to the rest of the world two years later, he told French newspaper Le Figaro.

With the electric concept car called "Pivo 2", Ghosn intends to make of Nissan a world leader in environment-friendly car manufacturing in the near future.

In Time magazine, he declared, "We are not interested in some Star Wars prototype, but in bringing a mass-market product that everybody can buy. It's a new chapter in the life of this industry."

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