What do Britney Spears, Mario Lopez, and FCA have in common?

Page Six of the auto industry Cold feet Carlos Ghosn said that mergers are like marriages and the merger between FCA and Renault couldn't have been shorter. One day they were all lovie dovie and the next day they pulled a Britney Spears and Jason Alexander, getting divorced after the euphoria of 55 hours of [...]

Carlos Ghosn Joins Twitter Promises to Tell the Truth

I promise to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth In the nineteen hours that Carlos Ghosn's twitter account has been up almost 37,000 people have followed him. Carlos Ghosn, Father, Husband, Former Chairman and CEO of Nissan Motor, Renault, Former Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, Former Chairman and CEO of the [...]

By |2019-04-04T15:05:06-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Mitsubishi, Nissan|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

Who could replace Carlos Ghosn even if he leaves jail?

The Gambler At some point, you have to look at the cards you're holding and realize that your opponent might have gotten the better hand. That is the case with Renault and Carlos Ghosn. John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about whether this is the end of Renault Nissan alliance for Carlos Ghosn Carlos [...]

By |2020-01-29T17:18:48-08:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carlos Ghosn – corporate greed or a coup?

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about Carlos Ghosn Last week DrivingtheNation reported that Carlos Ghosn had been charged a second time. The charge was for pretty much the same charge as the first charge; underreporting his salary. The second charge was for a different set of years. At the time I asked why [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:12:46-07:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: |0 Comments

Carlos Ghosn, the ugliness of human egos and cultural differences

“This is a negative impact of the long regime of Mr. Ghosn,” Saikawa said. “This is a good opportunity to revise the way we work." The situation is a shame - it's an ugly story of human egos and cultural differences and history repeating itself. Once again, innocent till proven guilty, but there are questions [...]

Carlos Ghosn, conspiracy or covert action

Innocent till proven guilty. All the newspapers and television shows are saying the same thing. Mainly because it's so hard to think of a man that was making over $10 million a year stooping so low. A man that saved Nissan Motor Co., a man that had such a cult following in Japan that they [...]

By |2018-11-27T08:42:45-08:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Plug-in hybrids Chrysler Ford Mitsubishi

Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid Good Morning Warren and friends, This is not the first time I have felt this way, but this is the first time I need to tell you. I really enjoy this chat and look forward to it each week. Whatever I am doing during the week I think about whether I [...]

Concept cars you won’t see on the road

Concept cars you won't see on the road There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year's concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows. Audi Prologue Audi [...]

Bryan Arnett on the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander on Driving the Nation

Bryan Arnett, Senior Manager, Product Strategy at Mitsubishi Motors North America, talks to www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. Arnett goes over the all new interior, highlighting the new HD data services and the ergonomic structure of the interior. The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $22,995. Mitsubishi says the ES [...]

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