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Renault-Nissan EV sales hit 350,000

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 14 September 2016

THE RENAULT-Nissan Alliance has sold its 350,000 electric vehicle since December 2010 when the Nissan LEAF went on sale.

The Alliance achieved the milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year.

The Alliance today accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. The Nissan LEAF remains the industry’s best-selling EV, with more than 230,000 units sold globally. Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe. (Earlier post.)

The Alliance is the only global car group with a wide range of zero-emission vehicles for personal and business use. In addition to the LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014. Along with the ZOE, Renault also sells the Renault Kangoo Z.E van, the SM3 Z.E. sedan and the Twizy, a two-seat, urban commuter vehicle.

To date, Nissan has sold more than 250,000 EVs in 48 markets globally. The Nissan LEAF has driven more than 2.7 billion kilometres, helping prevent an estimated 455,249,190 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

The United States, Japan and Europe accounted for 90% of LEAF sales, with the US leading the way with about 97,000 sales, followed by Japan (68,000) and Europe (61,000).

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