Bit overdue: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

Carlos GhosnNext Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... », the fastUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... »-talking head of the RenaultRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... »-NissanDenmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise. Read more ... » alliance, is not keen to be drawn on targets for electricWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... » carWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... » salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... ». A 2011 prediction of 1Wembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... ».5m Renault-Nissan electric vehiclesCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... » by 2016 turned out to be wildly optimistic. The group just passed the 250,000 mark.

Ghosn was not alone. President Barack ObamaWhy We Don't Want Mitt: Romney Slams Tesla, Fisker Again In Final Presidential Debate. Read more ... » predicted 1m electric carsWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... » in the USUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... » by 2015: in January the total was 280,000. Virgin boss Richard BransonReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... », adept as everJust why do I am going back to #twizy commute idea & shocking lease discoveries!. Read more ... » at grabbing headlines, said this week that “no newKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » road cars will be petrolRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » driven” within 20#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » years, calling combustion engines “complicated and antiquated”.

Unlike BransonReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... », Ghosn does not wantThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » to stick his neck out. But as head of the companies which sell more than half the electric cars in the worldElectric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... », what Ghosn thinks about how fast the marketUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... » will grow matters.

Transport contributes 23Why electric cars better catch on. Read more ... »% of global greenhouse gas emissionsWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... », so the fundamental driver will be the ambition of the world in tackling climate changeThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... », Ghosn told the GuardianWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » in an interview. “When we know exactly where the EU, US, ChinaBYD adding to Shenzen's city fleet with 500 e6 electric police cars. Read more ... » will be heading in 2030, I can tell you exactly how much electric cars will be needed,” he says, referring to a crunch UN summit in ParisWill London embrace the Bollore's 'mobile love nest' electric cars? Good Question.. Read more ... » in November.

The reasons for people being relatively slow to buyCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... » electric cars are simple, Ghosn says: “If there is a priceUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... » penalty, they just don’t buy. If there is range#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » anxiety, they just don’t buy.”

He says Renault-Nissan are working on cutting the costNew Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars. Read more ... » of the cars, which he says largely comes down to volume, with electric cars currently making up a tiny proportion of the 85m new cars sold globally each year.

“This is a scale problem,” Ghosn says. “The technologyNew Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars. Read more ... » fundamentally has nothing expensive. If you come to the basic physics of an electric carNew Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars. Read more ... », it is not supposed to be more expensive than a combustion engineElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... ».” GovernmentRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... » subsidies for cars are also key, he says, as is the building of a networkUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... » of chargingRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » pointsCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... ».

Ghosn is also president of ACEA, the European automobile manufacturersRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... » association, which has been criticised for lobbying to weaken EU fuelRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » efficiency targets. It is a chargeWireless UK: UK motorway to charge electric cars on the move. Read more ... » he robustly rejects: “If you are worried about the total CO2, there is an obvious solution. It is to stop the old cars. This would be radical, but politically extremely difficult.” But he says emissions limits will also be important in accelerating electric car salesMore Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... ».

Ghosn was in LondonWireless UK: UK motorway to charge electric cars on the move. Read more ... » for the finale of the first FIALeonardo DiCaprio forms racing team to help speed up electric car sales. Read more ... » Formula E#ev proud: Scotland hosts first electric car rally. Read more ... » all-electric race series, in which Renault took the team title and were pipped in the final laps for the drivers’ championship by Nelson Piquet Jr from the China Racing team. Ghosn says the races, on cityNissan claims the world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal with 110 new LEAF 30 kWh in Madrid. Read more ... » centreCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... » circuits around the world, have helped solve the image problem of electric cars.

e.dams Renault driver Sebastien Buemi during the Visa London ePrix at Battersea ParkFormula E: First season of electric car racing ends in Battersea Park. Read more ... », London, June 28Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... », 2015.
e.dams Renault driver Sebastien Buemi during the Visa London ePrix at Battersea ParkLondon: New electric car-charging bays as Hammersmith council steps up fight against pollution. Read more ... », London, 28 June 2015. Photograph: David Davies/PA
“Ten years ago people thought that electric cars would never make it, they thought electric cars were like a golf cart, somethingClara Ford: What if we told you that this modern day ( #ElectricCar) miracle is almost 100 years old?. Read more ... » slow, bulky, not very attractive,” he says. “Now they see the [Renault] ZoeRenault Zoe EV on sale June in UK from £13,650. Read more ... », the [Nissan] Leaf25 new EV Drivers on the road: Leaf lines up for Low Carbon London. Read more ... », the Teslas etc and they think electric cars can be fun. They see Formula E and see the cars can be very powerful and go very fast. The idea that electric cars are normal cars, which is a big revolution from 10Renault to double electric car range by 2020. Read more ... » years ago, has taken place.”

Ghosn raised the intriguing prospect of Renault, a major player in Formula OneElectric car goes FASTER than F1: Battery powered 'go-cart' breaks world record by going 0-100km/h in 1.7 seconds. Read more ... » for many years, exiting the high-octane race series as it increases its involvement in the nascent Formula E series.

“The only thing that is certain todayGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » is that we are going to be bigger in Formula E,” he says. “We could be big in Formula E and absent in Formula One. Everything is open.”

The Guardian test-drives TeslaYey: Ex-Top Gear presenter brings dream car to East Grinstead. Read more ... »’s electric car.
Ghosn also delivered a barely-disguised barb at the F1 Red Bull team boss, Christian Horner, who has criticised the Renault engines it uses. Red Bull won four F1 championships in a row up to 2013, and Ghosn says that in F1 “you have the honour to be forgotten when you win and highlighted when you lose.”

Renault hope that electric racing will deliver technology benefits to its road cars, and Patrice Ratti, head of Renault Sport and Technology, says they have already learned from Formula E how to useCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... » softwareWhen manufacturers must push for Electrification: Emission Scandal(VW) put all emission validation/rating in the bin. Read more ... » to manage energy better. “In a few years, we will have three to four times the range [in road cars] and the anxiety will go away,” he says. How longElectric: BMW says next electric i car in “final stages”. Read more ... » is a “few years”, I ask. “Maybe five to 10,” he says.