200,000 Renault-Nissan EVs

The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a 58 percent market share for zero-emission cars.

Combined, Renault and Nissan’s electric vehicles have driven approximately 2.5 billion zero-emission miles (4 billion kilometers) says the company – enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan’s EVs represent 53 million gallons (200 million liters) of fuel saved – enough to fill about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools; or 992 million pounds (450 million kg) of CO2 that has not been emitted while driving.

The Alliance said it sold its 200,000th EV in early November, about four years after the launch of the Nissan LEAF; to date, the LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle in history.

Between January and the first week of November of this year, the Alliance has sold a little oveer 66,500 units, which represents an increase of about 20 percent when compared to the same period last year.

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The Alliance added it sells about two out of three electric vehicles worldwide, including Twizy, Renault’s two-seater urban commuter vehicle and the Nissan e-NV200 van now on sale in Europe and Japan.

“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, Chairman & CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. “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.”

Aiming 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.

The “I Made the Switch” video series 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, an Americans who powers his Nissan LEAF with clean solar energy.

The top markets for Nissan LEAF are currently the United States with about 67,000 sales since its launch, Japan with about 46,500 units and Europe with about 31,000 units.