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