Mike Yamashita, Executive Vice President, Nissan

Mike Yamashita, Executive Vice President, Nissan, talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

Yamashita talked about Japanese standards of recyclability and the requirements set forth by the government and the Japanese manufacturers.

Nissan has an agreement with Chrysler to make small cars for them to be sold in South America. They also have an agreement with NEC to produce lithium-ion batteries for their electric vehicles, due out in 2010.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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