Macron appoints Carlos Ghosn Minister of Transport [MàJ : poisson d'avril] 4

April Fool’s Day: the former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance returns to business. He will henceforth assume the post of Minister Delegate for Transport, replacing Jean-Baptise Djebbari.

Carlos Ghosn’s career is rich in twists and turns. The former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, arrested in Japan at the end of 2018 and a refugee in Lebanon since the end of 2019 after an incredible escape, is making his big comeback on the public scene.

Emmanuel Macron has just appointed him “Minister for Transport”, replacing Jean-Baptise Djebbari and under the orders of Barbara Pompili. His mission will be to continue the transition to the electric vehicle, drawing on his experience with the launch of the Nissan Leaf and other Renault Zoé when he was president of Renault and Nissan.

Japanese cars banned in France

Note that among the first files of his mandate, Carlos Ghosn intends to ban the sale of Japanese cars in France, “for personal reasons” he specifies. He also plans to nationalize the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance at 100%, making Nissan and Mitsubishi into French brands. Their factories will be relocated to Lebanon to reduce production costs.