Carlos Ghosn on Nissan

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I'm not so worried because frankly I think NAFTA is so much in the interest of all parties. We are used to dealing with different countries, political change, agreement change, and this is not an exception.feedback

There is no difference between what I think and what he thinks.feedback

I will be chairman of the board which means I will be supporting the management team, which will be completely accountable for the performance of the companies. I'm going to leave more space for the management teams to be in charge of the operation. There are still lots of things to be done inside the company in order to make its growth sustainable and la sting and solid.feedback

There's a moment when you have to pass the baton to someone else. I've always said I would love to have a Japanese person to be my successor and Saikawa-san is somebody I have been grooming for many years.feedback

We are going to increase investment, we are going to have lot of new cars coming, better batteries, better performance, lower prices.feedback

The U.S is the second largest car market in the world … and we have to adapt to the evolution of the administration in the United States, not the other way around.feedback

We will increase capacity in the years to come, and we will be waiting for the policies now … before making a decision.feedback

It is too early to know what's going on in the U.S.feedback

But I think when you have a technology that brings so much benefit that I don't think people are going to drop off … after one problem.feedback

Then, after 2020 you'll have the driverless cars, the cars without the driver.feedback

The most exciting technology is the combination of connected (cars) and autonomous (driving). Now the car becomes a mobile space, connected, where you can have a video conference, see a movie, talk to your kids or consult your doctor.feedback

What we are seeing that in China what is really selling are the very low cost electric cars. This is where the market is moving.feedback

I think our objective is to be on the market within in a couple of years.feedback

We are at a price point where the sales are just not taking off. So what we decided is go after the market … we are developing a very cheap electric car. Cheap means involving a price point where these cars are selling in China which is about $8,000.feedback

It's under the form of safeguarding the competitiveness of the plans of Sunderland.feedback

My problem is when I make a decision on investments for Nissan I make it knowing exactly what is the environment in which I am making these investments. And I have obtained enough clarification and reassurance from the British government to proceed with these investments.feedback

The fact that Mitsubishi had many problems like this in the past means that the management did not go to the root causes, did not understand exactly what was behind this kind of behavior and, in consequence, it repeated.feedback

This sends a strong message that it's not Nissan that's going to transform Mitsubishi, it's Mitsubishi that's going to transform Mitsubishi.feedback

Eighty-five percent of [vehicles produced in Sunderland] goes to Europe, so for us, the trade relationship between Europe and the U.K. is extremely important.feedback

I'm not confident of anything until I know what's going to be the rules. That's what we have said to the British government.feedback

It's going to make the car more costly, but this is a cost that can be borne by larger cars, more expensive cars. For smaller cars, it's a killer, so it means that we're going to have to go for different kinds of technology, more affordable.feedback

Obviously 4.3 billion euros is a conservative number. I think a reasonable target would be 5 billion euros.feedback

Concerning Brexit, we are a little worried because of the uncertainty caused by the waiting and the consequences of the new status of the United Kingdom and the European Union.feedback

We don't want to anticipate on the (results of the) due diligence. he is still waiting on the results of the Japanese regulators' investigation into Mitsubishi Motors.feedback

I'm a little bit skeptical when a carmaker…says we are going to be able to sell cars, autonomously driven, before 2020, in 2018, when the regulation is not ready. And we know the technology is still in a prototype phase.feedback

Motorsports and sports cars are deeply rooted in the DNA of Groupe Renault. Earlier this month, we announced our return to Formula One with a Renault team, and today we are announcing Alpine. This is an exciting next step in our strategy to leverage talent and technology between road and track, and we look forward to reaching new customers in the sport premium cars segment.feedback

One of the biggest problems is people with bicycles.feedback

We want to make large scale availability of zero emission vehicles one of our main priorities in the short and long term.feedback

The autonomous car is based on technical modules. These modules are being prepared. In fact some of these modules you're going to see in the Infiniti cars, or the Nissan cars, or the Renault cars coming before 2020. But assembling all these modules to make the autonomous car? I think 2020 is a very reasonable date, and by the way I don't think ours will be the only one coming in 2020.feedback

In the mid-term both Renault and Nissan will benefit from vehicles and powertrain projects that help us offer better products at a lower cost.feedback

I was wrong, we were wrong, and after the conclusions given to us by the Paris prosecutor, it seems that we were cheated.feedback

Taking into account that the number of cars will increase, that oil prices will increase, that the pressure on the environment will increase, the auto industry has no alternative but zero emission vehicles.feedback

The priority (for Nissan Motors in Indonesia) is for the Indonesian market. If there is any room for more capacity it will be located for the domestic (market) rather than for exports, although cost is competitive.feedback

If the markets head south we're going to have to restructure our manufacturing capacities in Europe.feedback

You have to strike a balance between company's resources and its results, it is better to do that when the wind starts to turn rather than when the storm arrives, because then you'd have to make much bigger decision, which we want to avoid.feedback

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