Renault-Nissan Alliance Passes 350,000 EVs Sold All-Time

SEP 13 2016 BY MARK KANE 12

Nissan LEAFs and e-NV200

Nissan LEAFs and the e-NV200

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Twizy, ZOE and Kangoo Z.E.

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Twizy, ZOE and Kangoo Z.E.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance can now boast 350,000 all-electric vehicles sold since December 2010.

The majority of those sales comes via Nissan – almost 250,000 worth (with 237,000-ish via the Nissan LEAF specifically), while Renault adds just over 100,000 (the bulk via the ZOE).

No other automotive group has delivered near as many all-electric vehicles ever (or even 150,000), and it doesn’t appear as if the Renault-Nissan Alliance is slowing down any time soon, having recently sold more than 100,000 EVs in 12 months for the first time ever this August.

“The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world’s leader in zero-emissions mobility, has sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since December 2010 when the Nissan LEAF went on sale.

The Alliance achieved the historic milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year.

The Alliance today accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. The Nissan LEAF remains the industry’s best-selling EV ever, with more than 230,000 units sold globally. Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe.”

Nissan CEO Ghosn In A Nissan LEAF

Nissan CEO Ghosn In A Nissan LEAF

Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said:

“This historic milestone confirms our customers’ recognition of the benefits of Renault and Nissan electric vehicles. Our commitment to contribute toward a zero-emissions world by bringing to the market a full range of affordable EVs makes Renault-Nissan the indisputable leader in EV technology.”

Press blast:

Historic milestones for Nissan and Renault

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the only global car group with a wide range of zero-emission vehicles for personal and business use. In addition to the LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014. Along with the ZOE, Renault also sells the Renault Kangoo Z.E van, the SM3 Z.E. sedan and the Twizy, a two-seat, urban commuter vehicle.

To date, Nissan has sold more than 250,000 EVs in 48 markets globally. The Nissan LEAF has driven more than 2.7 billion kilometers (1.7 billion miles), helping prevent an estimated 455,249,190 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere1. The United States, Japan and Europe accounted for 90 percent of LEAF sales, with the U.S. leading the way with about 97,000 sales, followed by Japan (68,000) and Europe (61,000).

Renault reached the 100,000 EV milestone worldwide since its first model, the Kangoo Z.E., went on sale in October 2011. The milestone was marked with a ceremony in Norway, where a customer took delivery of a Renault ZOE. ZOE is the best-selling EV in Europe, and, with sales increasing 32 percent during this first six months of this year, Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe: One of four electric vehicles on European roads are Renault.

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

Driving range increase and technology innovations

The Alliance keeps improving the range and features of its EV fleet, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with zero-emissions technology to meet customer expectations and needs.

Nissan launched the updated Nissan LEAF with 250 kilometers of range2 in the United States and Japan in late 2015, and in Europe earlier this year.

Renault last year improved the ZOE’s range by 30 kilometers with 10 percent faster charging times. Renault’s engineers improved the motor’s efficiency by optimizing its electronic management system.

The Alliance continues to innovate by combining its EV expertise with the research and development of other advanced technologies. In January, the Alliance announced plans to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020. The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market cars at affordable prices, confirming the Alliance’s commitment to achieve its twin goals of zero-emissions and zero-fatalities.

1 Total figures based on Nissan’s Global Data Center (GDC) as of August 2016. The distance and the amount of CO2 are only collected from those Nissan LEAF EVs registered in the telematics system, which account for approximately 53% of total global sales (average projection).
2New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) value

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12 Comments on "Renault-Nissan Alliance Passes 350,000 EVs Sold All-Time"

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The warrior will beat back to GM in Paris, trust me ;-).

Got two of the 350,000 🙂

Me too! I’ve since given them to other worthy recipients.

I’d be surprised if Nissan doesn’t unveil a 200 mile LEAF this fall or early next year. Unlike Tesla and GM, they have to play their cards close to the vest to avoid losing sales in the meantime.

You’re exactly right. And I tend to think that for the next year or so Nissan will continue to lead in sales. They’ve been the leaders (in affordable EVs) and IMO they intend to (and will) remain the leaders. Within the next year there will likely be two and maybe even three battery pack size options to choose from on the LEAF.

Yep. I love my Leaf and don’t blame Nissan at all for playing the PR game like this. Your worldwide sales numbers are strong (even if not in the US), so keep them that way and wait until the last second to discuss the new model.

Wow, and even without some proprietary charging network that you are forced to prepay thousands of dollars for with another manufacturer. Way to go!!

Great job Nissan. Keep it up. Please introduce more electric vehicles and that’s how the Nissan can increase the sales and even the existing electric vehicles like Leaf & Zoe will become popular.

I hope Renault/Nissan has taken note of the fact that Bolt/Ampera-E has 238 miles / 400 km range and Nissan should do its part to launch a vehicle close to that range.

Nissan an Renault know that ~150km was the first step. And now people want at least 250/300km on the motorway.
The only solution is 50/60kWh of batteries. The Leaf II is about to launch, but the Zoé is quite far from a Zoé II launch.
With the Bolt and his 60kWh (really 60kWh ? or a bit more ?) out now, Nissan have to annonce the Leaf II and Renault have to do some thing to compeat with the 30/35kWh cars that already in the market. it’s more clever to jump directely to a 50/55kWh batteries car than a 40kWh car.
The only problem is, The Renault Zoé has enough room for a 50/55kWh batterie pack ? Renault have to put as much as possible kWh in the volume of the Zoé pack.

The Twizy is not a car.

You are right, but at least the Twizy is an electric vehicule.

Non-Tesla post, 9 comments only … go figure. This site following mix is really showing, eh?

Not sure exactly what this means. The InsideEVs crowd is about as diverse at it gets IMO.

Perhaps the “Renault” aspect in the title isn’t terribly engaging to those who can’t physically buy one, and also perhaps because the story is just giving out facts, rather than points of discussion is the reason comments are as of yet not that high…not anything to do with Tesla

From the past few days:

– the Bolt range article is over 500 comments already
– the new bus from Proterra is over 50 already
– more than obscure Electra Meccanica’s 3 wheeled SOLO is over 75
BMW/VW/ChargePoint charging corridor completion story around 50 in a day
– story on TrueZero’s hydrogen network in California is over 100
BMW REx epa range rating piece at 50
Karma Revero launch piece at almost at 100

I’m pretty sure no one covers more “non-Tesla” stories than us, so for those looking for a more diverse article base, they are likely reading IEV fairly often.