Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

The country’s stance would seem to put it on the wrong side of market trends. But with its huge investment in gasoline-electric hybrids, it has big reasons to proceed slowly.

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Two Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape Are Extradited to Japan

The father and son face trial on charges that they helped Mr. Ghosn, Nissan’s former chief, flee in a speaker box to Lebanon in 2019.

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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How a High-Ranking Nissan Executive Escaped His Own Trap

Hari Nada helped bring down his boss, Carlos Ghosn. In the process, he nearly met his own downfall. But with shrewd maneuvering and the protection of high-ranking allies, he survived and thrived.

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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With Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Gone, Greg Kelly Faces Trial Alone

Japanese prosecutors say the former car executive helped Ghosn conceal his pay. For the world, the country’s court system itself could face judgment.

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Convertibles for Summer Driving: Going Topless and Turning Heads

Station wagons outsell them, but convertibles hold a special place in the hearts of drivers, and automakers still offer a smorgasbord of models.

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Renault and Nissan Unveil Plan to Patch Tattered Alliance

The carmakers say they will share development costs more efficiently as they try to survive the worst industry downturn in decades.

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Leaving Lockdown, Entering Recession: Strike in Spain Shows Workers’ Fears

Two days after Nissan reopened its main car factory in Barcelona, a walkout at a smaller plant forced production to halt. It may be a hint of what’s to come.

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