| Gallery | Photo | News | Video |

Nissan union wants French to stop meddling with Renault alliance

Nissan is getting some unexpected reinforcements in its ongoing battle with the French government over its involvement in Renault. Its Japanese union, which has traditionally been a very hands-off entity, issued harsh criticism for the French government's attempts to assert control over its alliance partner.

According to Bloomberg, this is the first time in 16 years that Nissan's union has weighed on the company's affairs, and it's stating its position on the matter in no uncertain terms. The union called France's attempt at scoring double voting rights within Renault "unacceptable and against the intended spirit of the Alliance."

"We support the numerous attempts of Nissan to engage with the French government to find a balanced and constructive solution that will benefit and strengthen the Alliance," the union said in a statement obtained by Reuters.

It's unclear what impact the union speaking out will have on the current power struggle between Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (shown above) and the French government, but we doubt it'll contribute to any quicker of a conclusion.


Read also: recent reviews, test drives, automotive trends and the latest news from the world of cars.

  • Nissan Claims 'World's Cleanest Car' Crown

    Nissan Claims 'World's Cleanest Car' Crown

    Nissan is claiming the title of "world's cleanest car" by coating a 2015 Nissan Leaf in superhydrophobic and olephobic paint. The paint repels water and oil by creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment. It rejects water and oils so efficiently that dirt doesn't have a chance to set or streak, according to Nissan. Water and oil bead and wick away from the car's body,

  • Nissan, Kia spending big to promote EVs, Chevy stays conservative on Volt

    Nissan, Kia spending big to promote EVs, Chevy stays conservative on Volt

    With 22 months of record Leaf sales under its zero-emission belt, Nissan has started two big ad campaigns for the battery-powered Leaf. On TV, there's the Kick Gas campaign (it's a popular name) and on social media, Nissan is promoting the EV as the "world's cleanest car" (it's a paint thing). We don't know how much the paint prank is costing, but we do have some estimated numbers for the TV ads.

  • Should you buy an EV?

    Should you buy an EV?

    Gas prices are hitting the skids and EVs are following suit; nearly every model in today's market has experienced a double-digit decline in sales – with the always notable exception of the Tesla Model S. Some EVs are in the last year of their generation while others have been half-heartedly designed and engineered to fulfill federal government quotas. The two non-Tesla front runners, the Chevy

  • Nissan Titan XD: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Nissan Titan XD: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    First off, I love trucks; in fact I used to have an old '86 F-150 4x4 which I bought new. It was a base level regular cab with an 8-foot bed, a classic work truck. Once you've had a truck, and then gotten rid of it, you'll regret it forever. I sure did. I never replaced it because I couldn't really justify it, as I used it "as a truck" so infrequently. Still miss it though... That said I


Read more about:

Popular News
© 2014: All rights protected.