The CEO of Renault-Nissan has said that the company may also produce batteries for electric vehicles in France.

It has aleady announced battery plants in Japan, UK, Portugal and the United States. Speaking at a management forum in Tokyo, Carlos Ghosn said: ""You can suspect that France is also a place where we are going to build some batteries."

The alliance aims to take leadership in the zero-emission electric vehicle field with a global roll-out of battery-run cars by 2012. It also targets EVs comprising 10% of its total production by 2020.