Nissan and Renault CEO Carlso Ghosn is now pretty much 180 degrees from where he was a couple of years ago. He went from thinking that greener cars were a "nice story" and "not good business" to thinking that nothing except zero tailpipe emissions is good enough.
Via the New York Times:
Building cars powered by alternative fuels but that still use oil is "unsustainable," [Ghosn] said. "I want a pure electric car. I don't want a range extender. I don't want another hybrid," Mr. Ghosn told reporters after a ceremony to dedicate Nissan's new North American headquarters. "It's not going to be zero emissions in certain conditions. It's going to be zero emissions."
Maybe Nissan has something up its sleeve? Lets hope that Mr. Ghosn sounds that optimistic because of something he saw in Nissan's R&D; department. See also: Ghosn: Nissan to Introduce Electric Car in 2010, Mass-Production in 2012