Renault-Nissan Alliance Aims to Soon Hit Mark of 100,000 Electric Vehicles Sold

4 years ago by Mark Kane 6

Carlos Ghosn presentin Renault Zoe

Carlos Ghosn presenting Renault Zoe

In a recent interview in France, Carlos Ghosn – CEO of Renault-Nissan – stated that he expected the Alliances cumulative sales of electric vehicles to soon exceed 100,000!

Carlos Ghosn presenting second generation Nissan LEAF in Norway

Carlos Ghosn presenting second generation Nissan LEAF in Norway

If this happen – and it eventually will, most likely before 2013 ends – Renault-Nissan will become the first automotive group to surpass that milestone.

Currently, the Alliances electric vehicle sales sit a bit above 86,000 units.

Of course, the largest chunk of those sales belong to the Nissan LEAF at 62,000-plus units.  On Renault’s side, with 4 electric models to work with, sales check in at roughly 24,000.  The breakdown works out close to this:

  • 10,000 Twizy
  • 8,500 Kangoo Z.E
  • 3,500 Fluence Z.E.
  • 2,500 Zoe

Zoe will soon eclipse Fluence Z.E. sales though and could shoot to the top of Renault’s EV chart by the end of the year.

When will the Alliance surpass 200,000 EVs sold?  We’re thinking by the end of 2014.  Too optimistic?

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6 responses to "Renault-Nissan Alliance Aims to Soon Hit Mark of 100,000 Electric Vehicles Sold"

  1. Kimmi says:

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance had 86.700 units sold in the end of April and in that month it had sold 5.500 units, so if they keep that sales rhythm, the 100.000 mark will be reached in July and the 200.000 in January 2015, although this last number could be achieved sooner if the Venucia e30 (aka chinese Nissan Leaf) starts to sell in significant numbers in 2014.

    Nissan could reach the 100K mark in March 2014 and the next company to reach that goal should be Mitsubishi, in March 2015

    1. Suprise Cat says:

      Not to forget that the improved SM3/Fluence Z.E. will go back on sale later this year, which I think will be much more attractive, than the previous model.

    2. Dave R says:

      “if they keep that sales rhythm, the 100.000 mark will be reached in July”

      I think with Zoe sales ramping up and if Nissan can start shipping USA cars with USA batteries/motors they will definitely hit 100k in July – the question is – will they do it before the end of June?

  2. Nissan has hinted at delivering 50,000 LEAFs in it’s FY2013 (ends March 31, 2014). This could put the number of LEAFs on the planet at over 100,000 by Jan 2014!

    For reference: Nissan LEAFs delivered by Financial Year: FY (Global Total) …
    FY2010: 5061 (5061)
    FY2011: 22908 (28069)
    FY2012: 30481 (58550)

    FY2013: ~50000 (~108550)

    What year (& what EV model) will be the first to deliver 100000 in a 12 month period?

    1. Suprise Cat says:

      Could also be the Leaf, because the Leaf is the only EV, that is made in 3 factories around the world, which have the capacity to produce 100k per year.

      Also Nissan is focusing the EV sales on a single car, while others like Renault and Tesla are spreading their EV sales over multiple models.

      1. Eletruk says:

        Well, in reality Tesla only has one model. First they had only the Roadster, now they have only the Model S. Soon they will add the Model X, and eventually the new Roadster and then Blue Star. But for now just one model.