Renault-Nissan Alliance sold over 200,000 electric vehicles

November 27, 2014

Renault-Nissan association has excellent class leading market holding 58 percent of zero emission global market share.

Renault-Nissan Alliance holds the majority of the EV market

Together, Nissan and Renault has saved over 200 million litres of fuel which equivalent to fill about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools and avoided 450 million kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

For the Alliance is a joyful moment by selling its 200,000the electric vehicle in early November, just about four years after the launch of Nissan Leaf which remains the best selling electric vehicle in history.

It is not limit here, from January to first week November of this year, the Alliance has sold about 66,550 electric vehicles which has made 20 percent increase compared to last year. The list of electric vehicles includes – Renault’s two seater Twizy, Nissan’s e-NV200 van and obvious the award winning Nissan Leaf.

The Alliance feels very proud and enjoy the high satisfaction and applause from the customers around the world, says Carlos Ghosn, Chairman & CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. This is all based on positive feedback from the customers and rapidly increasing demand for electric cars helps to achieve the EV sales.

To capture the moment of the 200,000 EVS journey, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is going to launch a series of videos features EV owners on three continents to represent their stories.

The United States is the biggest electric vehicle market by having more than 750 quick chargers in operation and Nissan is on track to increase that number to 1,100 by mid-2015. The quick chargers allows to charge a completely dead Leaf to 80 percent in about 30 minutes only. Whereas the Japan is the second biggest EV market with 750 quick charger operation. In Europe, the UK is the most advanced EV market in terms of electric vehicle infrastructure by covering 87 percent of quick charging network covers to UK’s motorways.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the only global car group which has six electric vehicle models running on the road with a full range of 100 percent which can be fully charged with renewable energy.

Nissan Leaf secured its top position

Japan based Nissan has sold amazing 148,700 units worldwide since December 2010 when Leaf went on sale. Leaf has collected plenty of prestigious awards and has the highest global customer satisfaction rate for Nissan and the electric vehicle, too.

USA is the leading market of Leaf with about 67,000 sales, Japan is second with 46,500 units and Europe with about 31,000 units. In addition to Leaf, the company also selling the e-NV200 van which went on sale in Europe from June this year.

Meanwhile Renault has also proven track record with sold around 51,500 electric vehicles worldwide since the company has started its electric journey from Kangoo Z.E model in October 2011. The Twizy is also one of the successful zero emission car which has received the highest satisfaction rate for the Renault’s product line-up.

Renault’s top electric markets in Europe are – UK, Germany and France. ZOE was the most popular model amongst Europe holds 23 percent market share.