The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th EV, highlighting its dominant position in the pure EV market, with a 58% market share. Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, saving 200 million liters of fuel and 450 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.
The flagship LEAF is the top-selling plug-in vehicle in the US, and boasts the highest global customer satisfaction rate for any Nissan vehicle ever. Sales are up 35% so far this year, and monthly deliveries have increased for 21 consecutive months.
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn recently told Charlie Rose that the LEAF has become profitable, a strong motivation for the company to sell even more, and to continue aggressively building out the world’s network of public charging stations.
Nissan also sells the e-NV200 commercial van in Europe and Japan.
Meanwhile, Renault has sold a cumulative 51,500 units of its five EV models: the ZOE subcompact, the whimsical Twizy, the Fluence Z.E. sedan and the Kangoo Z.E. commercial van. The French postal service recently took delivery of its 5,000th Kangoo Z.E., and plans to buy 5,000 more in the coming years.
“Renault and Nissan’s electric vehicles are the zero-emission volume leaders – and, most important, they enjoy high satisfaction rates from customers around the world,” said Carlos Ghosn. “Based on positive owner feedback and the increasing demand for cars that run on renewable energy, it’s no surprise that EV sales are accelerating – particularly in regions where charging infrastructure is well developed.”
Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance