Electric vehicles making in-roads

                                                           
     

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Carlos Ghosn gives CNBC his view on the future of electric vehicles.

Car manufacturers are under pressure to produce more fuel efficient cars due to new emissions and fuel efficiency standards in the US & EU. Though still battling with technical issues such as battery life, a slew of Electric Vehicles (EVs) are now hitting the market. Before becoming widely adopted, cost needs to come down and infrastructure issues need to be resolved – in particular, easily accessible re-charge stations need to be installed and planning undertaken to ensure that national grids can provide the extra capacity a city wide fleet of EVs would require.

Major car manufacturer Renault-Nissan is positioning itself to be the leader in EVs having entered research collaborations with more than 50 governments, municipalities and organisations around the world to see how EV use can improve quality of life and help preserve the environment.

CNBC spoke to Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn about a research collaboration with the Municipality of São Paulo, a city that has run on ethanol for 30 years, to identify what investment would be needed to use EVs in the city, including a charging network, the facilitation of EV adoption and educational campaigns on the benefits of EVs. Can electric compete in an economy already running on an abundant clean fuel?

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