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!