Today Carlos Ghosn takes the stage at CES 2017
Nissan is very excited with its CEO, Carlos Ghosn’s appearance at CES 2017 and we are too.
— Nissan Motor (@NissanMotor) January 5, 2017
We can watch the live presentation in here:
High technology and electric cars go hand in hand, this is why CES is excited to have more and more automakers taking the stage.
In its YouTube channel Nissan has a dedicated video list to the CES 2017 event.
This year will be the beginning of Carlos Ghosn’s vision put into work of a world towards zero emissions and zero fatalities.
We can expect the Nissan ProPILOT to be implement in many Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s cars. Not having safety features such as AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) or LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System) shouldn’t be allowed in new cars, now that these technologies are available at low cost.
Also important is the increasing electrification of some of those higher tech cars, part will be all electric, while others hybrids – with and without plugs.
But how to predict the pace of the electric car production?
Automakers don’t discuss their plans with customers, but they have to do it with their suppliers. If you want to predict what an automaker will produce, just take a close look at their suppliers…
While we all want to see the facelifted Nissan Leaf with the new battery made with AESC cells – to be shared with Renault Kangoo ZE and Nissan e-NV200, there is a lot more to come in 2017/2018. The Alliance will start to share powertrains and LG Chem battery cells will have a major role in it.
Some of the electric cars that are likely to share the LG Chem battery cells are: the Nissan Juke EV; Nissan Micra EV; Renault Zoe and Renault Twingo EV. In late 2017, when the LG Chem battery plant in Europe is in full operation we’ll see some of these new Alliance electric cars start to appear.
If you still don’t know which automaker is more serious about electric cars, GM or the Alliance, just compare how much batteries is LG Chem planning to produce in the USA and Europe.
I really think that the Alliance is going to take the electric mobility lead again and produce great electric cars which are more affordable, more efficient, safer and more practical – with more range/faster charging – in 2017.
What do you think? How high or low are your expectations for 2017 and the following year?
Update: YouTube streaming didn’t work, but you can see the presentation at Periscope.