In January Renault/NISSAN CEO Carlos Ghosn went on “public” TV & said he had multiple proofs that 3 men working with the EV were guilty of spying (doing espionage).
An official website for the NISSAN leaf even documented the NISSAN & Renault CEO’s claims that the men “stole the business model”
Ghosn Claims to Have Evidence in Electric-Car Spying Case January 25, 2011
“….Renault SA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn stated that he has “multiple” proofs that some of the company’s executives were involved in the recent leaks of its business model about the electric vehicles currently in development. “We have certainties,” said Ghosn during a telecast on TF1 television….. Unfortunately, because of this spying case, Renault will be forced to delay the launch of three electric vehicles that they had planned on releasing sometime this year.”
Even worse officials from Sarkozy’s administration (the French government) accused China for “stealing secrets”.
I (Sharyn Bovat) could not be silent after seeing a French foreign minister make accusations against the Chinese that I knew were FALSE. He said that Renaults Electric Car program was compromised and that China was “stealing” technology. Soon that changed to China stole “the business” model.
A Reuters Article said that “China denied involvement”.
SPECIAL REPORT-Renault's spy scandal
China has adamantly denied any involvement in the Renault case. "We have noticed the relevant reports," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular news briefing on Jan. 11. "We think that some people saying China is behind this case is totally baseless and irresponsible. China cannot accept it." http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/28/renault-espionage-idUSLDE70Q22S20110128
I’m the first person to say that China has “issues” with violating America’s copy write laws BUT I know the Chinese are a brilliant society and “stealing” Nissan’s technology from the 90’s made absolutely NO SENSE. Also, my daughter is from China and it hurts the reputation of those of Asian descent & I was told that one of the men accused of being spies worked in Tennessee in the early 2000’s he was an engineer type and NEVER would have spied. He was “loyal” to Renault which HR did not like because they considered themeselves “NISSAN”. So the global alliance at Renault/Nissan is not 100% peachy ... at least in Smyrna in 2004. I have a friend whose husband is an engineer in the auto industry has a high moral character that was described to me of the French engineer.
Also In January 2011 I paid for a press release saying I “thought” the men accused of being spies were connected to me & I feared they were innocently accused, and encouraged a quick investigation.
Had I not been 100% accurate I would have had “egg on my face” & NISSAN & Renault executives would have had me discredited. Instead MORE people started telling about “issues” of fraud happening at NISSAN. I got “credibility” from knowing they were innocent and people at Renault contacted me “thanking me”. Nobody wants to have their company “falsely” accuse people of being spies.
Nissan Whistleblower Sharyn Bovat is Speaking About: Carlos Tavares, the NISSAN Leaf EV, the Renault Spy Scandal Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2011