The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a leading 58 per cent market share for zero-emission cars.
Together, Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4 billion zero-emission kilometers enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan's EVs represent 200 million litres of fuel saved enough to fill about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Alliance EVs also represent 450 million kg of CO2 that has not been emitted while driving.
The Alliance sold its 200,000th EV in early November, about four years after the launch of the Nissan LEAF, the world's first mass-market electric vehicle. Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle in history.
From January through the first week of November of this year, the Alliance has sold about 66,500 unitsan increase of about 20 per cent from the same period last year. The Alliance sells about two out of three electric vehicles worldwide, including Twizy, Renault's two-seater urban commuter vehicle and the Nissan e-NV200 van on sale in Europe and Japan.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman & CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said: "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. 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."
To capture what the first 200,000 consumers love about their electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is launching a series of videos featuring EV owners on three continents.
"I Made the Switch" tells why people bought their electric vehicles and how switching to a zero-emission vehicle has changed their lives. The first video features Chris Beers, a software engineer from Holliston, Massachusetts, USA, one of many Americans who powers his Nissan LEAF with clean solar energy.
Click here to watch the video now: www.multivu.com/players/English/7381531-renault-nissan-electric-vehicle-sales/
by: Becca Chaplin