PARIS – Renault SA is developing a lithium-ion electric sedan for Israel that it expects to sell in volumes of 10,000 or 20,000 annually beginning in 2011. “This isn’t an experiment,” Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn says. “It is the beginning of mass production of electric vehicles.” Israel presents a particular case that permits Renault to expect to succeed where General Motors Corp. failed in California in the 1990s. The clear goal is to avoid oil. “Oil is the greatest polluter,” Israeli ...

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