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  • PARIS, Nov 3- Renault has called an emergency meeting of its board to discuss a mounting power struggle with the French government over the future of its alliance with Nissan, government and company sources said on Tuesday. That will permanently increase its voting clout when the law enters force next April- causing consternation among managers and staff at...

  • *Nissan concerned of French state's say in Renault- exec. The comments by Chief Competitive Officer Hiroto Saikawa come amid an escalating power struggle between Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both firms, and Renault's biggest shareholder, the French state, as he tries to rebalance an alliance many investors say is too favorable to Renault. Even though Renault owns a...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 2- Nissan Motor Co is concerned about the French government's growing influence over its partner Renault SA as the Japanese automaker seeks to strengthen their alliance, an executive said on Monday. This is a big issue, and from Nissan's stance this is a concern, "Chief Competitive Officer Hiroto Saikawa told reporters. The Yokohama- based...

  • *Nissan lifts full-yr f'casts for revenue, profit after strong Q2. YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 2- Japan's Nissan Motor Co. For the first nine months, revenue was 9.2 trillion yen, Nissan reported, dwarfing the 9.34 billion euro revenue for the same period at parent company Renault, which earns a significant portion of its revenue from supplying engines and vehicles to its...

  • *Mazda expects U.S. to tighten emissions, fuel-economy testing. *Tougher U.S. tests to cause delays for diesel plans- Mazda exec. Kiyoshi Fujiwara, a Mazda managing executive officer in charge of research and development and cost innovation, said media reports that Mazda had given up on diesel's potential use in the U.S. market were untrue.

  • *May also help Japan's hydrogen fuel-cell drive. TOKYO, Oct 29- The Volkswagen diesel emissions test rigging scandal could accelerate a shift towards gasoline-electric hybrid cars and plug-in electric hybrids- even as cheaper gasoline, for now, saps demand for green cars. This scandal is not going to make diesel more popular in Japan, " Nissan Motor CEO Carlos...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday he was not worried about the longer-term potential of the Chinese economy, characterising the recent slowdown as a temporary correction. "I think this is a temporary slowdown," Ghosn, who also heads Nissan's French partner, Renault SA, told Reuters at the Tokyo Motor Show when asked about...

  • *Nissan seeks end to Renault control. PARIS, Oct 27- Nissan Motor has drawn up proposals to exit Renault control by purchasing a larger stake in its French parent, sources told Reuters, amid an escalating power struggle between Renault-Nissan alliance boss Carlos Ghosn and the French state, Renault's biggest shareholder. A retaliatory plan to hand more power to...

  • PARIS/ TOKYO, Oct 20- France has won Tokyo's cautious acceptance of a move to bolster its influence over Renault, sources familiar with the matter said, despite Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn's warnings that Paris's greater clout imperils the carmaker's alliance with Japanese partner Nissan. It drew stern warnings from 43.4 percent Renault- owned Nissan- also...

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Oct 6- The European Commission sought on Tuesday to increase pressure on carmakers to agree to faster, deeper diesel emissions cuts, counting on public anger over Volkswagen's test-rigging to help its case. In an unprecedented test of its political heft- and of European regulatory enforcement- the industry is resisting a push by Brussels to...

  • EU seeks to harness VW outrage in diesel testing push Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Oct 6- The European Commission sought on Tuesday to increase pressure on carmakers to agree to faster, deeper diesel emissions cuts, counting on public anger over Volkswagen's test-rigging to help its case. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's exposure of VW cheating has provoked wider scrutiny of the chasm between official test...

  • Renault board to meet on Nissan alliance - source Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 6- French carmaker Renault plans to hold a board meeting to discuss its alliance with Japanese partner Nissan later on Tuesday, a source close to the matter said, confirming a report in Le Figaro newspaper. The meeting comes after the French government increased its stake in Renault to 19.7 percent from 15 percent in April, a move it said was intended to...

  • *Renault, Peugeot, Fiat more exposed than Volkswagen. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Volkswagen's cheating on emissions tests has soured the European car industry's heavy bet on diesel, with Renault, Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler potentially facing bigger long-term setbacks than the company that sparked the crisis. In the near term, VW will continue to suffer the worst...

  • Volkswagen has admitted cheating in diesel emissions tests in the United States and Germany's transport minister says it also manipulated them in Europe, where it sells about 40 percent of its vehicles. In response, the European Commission has said it plans to reform the regulatory framework and is also pressing ahead with work underway to tighten vehicle...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Nissan Motor Co CEO Carlos Ghosn said it would be difficult for an automaker to conceal internally an effort to falsify vehicle emissions data, such as has happened at Volkswagen AG. "I don't think you can do something like this hiding in the bushes," said Ghosn, who is also CEO of Nissan's alliance partner, Renault SA, as well as chairman of their...

  • French carmakers duel over Iran Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    *Renault takes aim at Peugeot in Iran. PARIS, Sept 3- France's PSA Peugeot Citroen, the biggest-selling European carmaker in pre-sanctions Iran, has hit a setback in its bid to reclaim that throne: domestic rival Renault. Now Renault plans to use $560 million of its cash that had been trapped in Iran to seize the advantage, after July's international deal to lift...

  • Google's driverless car can navigate a city Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Google's driverless car.

    Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

  • Musk, Mulally steer auto industry to new paths Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors.

    One is a maverick. The other, a master of the turnaround. But what they share is the belief you can do things better in the auto business.

  • 'A lot of investment' in self-driving cars ahead: Renault Nissan CEO

    Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, says the company will throw a lot of investment at self-driving cars as the automobile technology race heats up.

  • At a Nissan plant, a battle to shape UAW’s future Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET
    Morris Mock Jr. signs a oversized petition calling for Nissan to allow union recruitment without company opposition, May 17, 2013.

    The United Automobile Workers has never tried a unionization drive quite like the one at the Nissan plant here in Canton, Miss.