Within the industry, the adjective most often used to describe Mr Ghosn’s plan to make the Renault-Nissan Alliance the first big manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles is “bold”—in other words, somewhere between very risky and certifiably mad. In particular, most analysts consider Mr Ghosn’s forecasts of demand for electric cars to be wildly optimistic.The French carmaker aims to be the first big producer of zero-emission vehicles.
Update: Here's a quote from Carlos about Hybrids responding to a question from Shimon Peres:
Peres couldn’t help blurting out, “So what do you think of hybrids?” “I think they make no sense,” Ghosn said confidently. “A hybrid is like a mermaid: if you want a fish, you get a woman; if you want a woman, you get a fish.”