According to Ghosn, the speed in the transition to electrification will determine who will win the race among global automakers.
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Carlos Ghosn is now in legal trouble with allegations of financial misconduct during his tenure at Nissan.
He called China playing beautifully with electrification.
“New entrants like Tesla and manufacturers from China are in a better position than the old manufacturers. Established manufacturers must accelerate electrification to remain competitive,” he said in an interview, Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Carlos Ghosn played a key role behind the production of the Nissan Leaf EV in December 2010. He stated that when the car hit the market, the auto industry laughed at Nissan. After a decade, all automakers are racing to make electric cars.
“Frankly, for ICE cars, there will be no tomorrow,” said Ghosn.
Nissan a few months ago announced an electric car production program worth USD 18 billion. This strategy covers the production of 50 percent of electric cars from Nissan's total product by the end of March 2031.
Carlos Ghosn considers Nissan's electrification strategy too slow. In fact, he called Nissan visionless in this new era.
“They don't know where they're going. They don't have an idea of this big technological transformation that's happening,” said Carlos Ghosn of the future of Nissan and electric cars.