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?