Nissan has been in no hurry to jump on the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle bandwagon and in recent times they have focused more energy on their battery electric vehicle lineup with cars such as the Leaf.
In January 2014, I had talked about how Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (plus Elon Musk and Jonathan Browning) had publicly given the thumbs down to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Now, it appears as if Mr. Ghosn has had a change of heart.
According to AutoNews.com, “Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn, after prioritizing electric vehicles for years, now says the automaker will enter the hydrogen fuel cell race with a vehicle around 2020. Nissan is co-developing some of the technology with Germany’s Daimler AG.”
Now to be fair it sounds like Mr. Ghosn is taking the ultra practical approach of waiting a few more years in order to let the hydrogen fueling station infrastructure build up and out. But now, instead of standing on the sidelines and thumbing his nose at FCEV technology, he has jumped squarely on the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle bandwagon, giving it a thumbs up instead.