Earlier this year, Nissan announced it would have a driverless car by 2020. However, it turns out that Nissan's self-driving car won't actually be fully autonomous.
Nissan originally said the automaker will release a fully autonomous car by 2020, but Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says its self-driving car could be ready two years earlier. The technology could be ready then, but it is also a matter of legislation, Ghosn says.
In a deal announced today, Japanese automaker Nissan will supply electric vehicles for Bhutan's government and taxi fleets. The Himalayan kingdom said the move is part of an effort to curb fossil fuel emissions, and hinted other manufacturers may also sell electric cars there in the future.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled the FCV, a concept car powered by fuel cell technology.
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told AP the car industry is carefully watching China to see how it decides to reduce emissions. When the Chinese do make their move, it will bring on 'the explosion of the electric car,' Ghosn said.
Tesla Motors has set its sights on 'battery-swapping' technology. In theory, that would mean drivers of Tesla Motors cars could recharge faster than the time it takes to fill up a tank of gas. It's a bit of a holy grail for an electric car industry eager to overcome 'range anxiety.'
Green cars enjoy the limelight at Tokyo Motor Show. But car makers – including Japan's – are increasingly looking to China, India, and other nations with greater growth potential. Could this new focus curb green cars' innovation?
Renault apology to three executives for false charges of industrial espionage is followed by arrest of the man who made the allegations.