Nissan is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo. The company traces its name to the Nissan Zaibatsu, now called the Nissan Group.
1. Nissan is the world's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, with global sales of more than 300,000 all-electric vehicles as of April 2018.
2. Nissan Motor Company was founded in 1933 with the merger of two Japanese companies: Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works and Jitsuyo Jidosha Co., Ltd.
3. Nissan is the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.
Nissan began selling cars in the United States in 1958 under the Datsun brand name. In 1986, Nissan entered into an alliance with French automaker Renault. As of 2013, Renault holds a 43.4% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds a 15% non-voting stake in Renault. Carlos Ghosn serves as CEO of both companies.