While the Paris auto show begins in gloomy weather and a gloomy economic outlook Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault, Nissan, and Datsun, took time back in April 2012 to talk to a small group of journalists about the economy in Japan and Europe. Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, was one of those journalists.

There are basic assumptions Ghosn makes about the Renault-Nissan alliance in every market.

When will Datsun come out as a brand and where will they be launched?

Nissan is a leader in electric mobility, with the passionate advancement of electric cars globally. Are they helping to make policy in countries for energy policy?

How does Ghosn ride out the strong yen and the European weak market?