Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold More Than 300,000 EVs

2 years ago by Mark Kane 10

Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn with Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF For COP21 In December

Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn with Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF For COP21 In December

Renault-Nissan Alliance

Renault-Nissan Alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a milestone of 302,000 all-electric cars cumulatively sold through the end of 2015.

2015 year brought a total of 85,000 EV sales worldwide (including Twizy). Sales increased only 2.5% year-over-year, because Nissan noted a 9.8% drop, while Renault EV sales increased by 45%.

Compared to 8,528,887 sales, electric cars are 1% for the group:

“The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8,528,887 vehicles in 2015, up almost 1 percent from the previous year, thanks to record sales in the United States, China and Europe.”

  • Renault – 2,801,592 vehicles worldwide in 2015, up 3.3 percent from 2014
  • Nissan – record 5,421,804 cars and trucks worldwide, up 2.1 percent
  • AVTOVAZ, which sells cars under the LADA brand, sold 305,491 vehicles, down 31.5 percent due to the slump in the Russian market
Renault BEVs sales – December 2015

Renault BEVs sales – December 2015

Nissan LEAF is the core of the zero-emission strategy for the Renault-Nissan Alliance with more than 201,000 vehicles sold since its launch.

Another 83,000 comes from Renault (ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., Twizy and SM3 Z.E.).

There is less than a 18,000-unit difference between the total 302,000 and LEAF+Renault – probably e-NV200, but we recorded only some 6,500 in 2014-2015 in Europe, and don’t have data for Japan.

Zero-emission highlights

The Alliance sells about one in two pure electric vehicles worldwide. Through the end of December, the Alliance has sold a cumulative 302,000 EVs worldwide.

The first mainstream, mass-marketed EV, the Nissan LEAF, went on sale in December 2010. Nissan LEAF remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 201,000 vehicles sold since its launch.

Since Renault began selling EVs in October 2011, Renault has sold a cumulative 83,000 electric vehicles worldwide, including the Twizy two-seater urban commuter. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. remains the top light commercial EV in Europe.

In calendar-year 2015, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 85,000 electric vehicles, up more than 2.5 percent compared with previous year. Nissan’s global EV sales fell 9.8 percent, while Renault’s sales increased 45 percent. The 2016 Nissan LEAF has an all-new 30 kWh battery, which delivers 20 percent more driving range between charges than the previous 24 kWh version. In addition to LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200 van.

In Europe, Nissan’s EV sales rose 14.3 percent in 2015 to nearly 20,000 vehicles. Renault’s EV sales in Europe increased 49 percent to nearly 23,100 vehicles, excluding Twizy. Renault ZOE was the best-selling EV in Europe in 2015, accounting for nearly 19 percent of the market.

Hat tip to Adrian!

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10 responses to "Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold More Than 300,000 EVs"

  1. MTN Ranger says:

    Congratulations, now introduce some more body styles. SUV/CUV & sedan versions would be great.

  2. ffbj says:

    Good for Nissan. Keep on Truckin’

  3. Kevin C. says:

    Not to put too fine a point on it, we need to see the eNV200 with a larger pack available in the US, Mr. Ghosn. You might say it’s a particular bee in my bonnet.
    Plug your EV in the outlet with the nitelite on it…
    Apologies to TMBG.

  4. For perspective on LEAF sales … the last 3 years vs first 3 years.

    From Dec 12, 2010 – Feb 14, 2013: 50,000 LEAFs delivered globally.
    From Feb 2013 – Feb 2016: 151,000 LEAFs globally … both 3 year periods

    The US the numbers for same period(s) a year are 21,0000 and 91,000.

    If tbe sales trend continues … number of accumulated BEV sales in 2019/2020 should be interesting; particularly with a number of 200 mile BEVs reaching the narket in 2017/18.

  5. Rick Bronson says:

    Bravo Nissan. This is a great feat. Keep rock in towards 400,000 mark.

    Hope the upcoming Leaf with much higher range will help them achieve this.

  6. Three Electrics says:

    If Nissan can leverage LG Chem’s expertise in their own factories, it would be a massive coup and redeem their ill advised battery factory investments. There would be no stopping them!

    1. Martin T. says:

      Very true,
      The potential pardon the pun would be a great win for them and their customers.

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      I can only assume 3E describing Nissan building its own battery factories as “ill advised” is part of his general campaign of bashing EVs and their manufacturers.

      Nissan building new battery factories, in Tennessee and the UK, was not merely a good idea, it was necessary to ramp up production of the Leaf.

      Nissan, along with Tesla and BYD, will be in the enviable position of being able to control their own battery supply, which means they won’t be production constrained on making large numbers of long-range plug-in EVs. All auto makers dependent on LG Chem for batteries — for example, GM — will be unable to ramp up significantly unless and until they, too, build their own high capacity battery factories.

      Go Nissan!

  7. Just_chris says:

    I have my hopes pinned on a big march announcement. I would love to see them slash the price of the leaf in the EU and US markets and move up a gear on the sales front.

    I can’t help but feel nissan are cruising at the moment, it’d be great to have leaf 2.0 start at $20k ish for 24 kWh, high $20’s for 30 kWh and have a 60 kWh start at around $35k with a fully loaded AWD Z car with a sub 5 sec 0-60 at around $40k. The could also mix in a saloon, estate and mini-van options – if ford can do it with the ICE focus why can’t nissan do it with the leaf? Hopefully some competition will wake nissan up a bit, I love my leaf but it is so 2010.

  8. Pete says:

    Go Carlos and show the competition with Leaf 2 and Renault Upgrades how real sales figures look like. Don’t know any manufacturer expect Tesla sold over 100.000 BEV, and he sold 300.000! Overs are all under 50.000 BEV or?