Since 2010 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Sold 725,000 EVs

FEB 1 2019 BY MARK KANE 13

Alliance EV sales increased by 34%

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance achieved in 2018 combined sales of 10,756,875 units (up 1.4% year-over-year), which makes it the biggest automotive group globally with a market share of one in nine of all cars and light commercial vehicles.

The results differ between the three partners (with all its brands):

  • Renault Group – 3,884,295 units (up 3.2%)
  • Nissan Motor – 5,653,683 units (down 2.8%)
  • Mitsubishi Motors – 1,218,897 (up 18.3%)

EV sales in 2018

The official press release says that in 2018 sales of electric vehicles by the Alliance increased by 34% year-over-year, which outpaces the overall growth.

The precise number for 2018 was not released, but we assume at least some 140,000 BEVs (of all the brands), which would translate to up to 1.3% of the total volume.

The cumulative sales since 2010 stands now at 724,905.

“In 2018, the Alliance maintained its commitment to zero-emission vehicles. Its leadership in the segment with cumulative sales of 724,905 electric vehicles since 2010 was driven by demand for the Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF, among other EVs.”

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Now that Japanese hardliners have reasserted control of Nissan & Mitsubishi they’ll probably starting toeing the Fool-Cell party line that the rest of the car manufacturers in Japan comply with. Ghosn was the only reason we got the Leaf.

Not likely, they would be very stupid in doing this. I’m sure even Toyota, after the 2020 Olympics where they’ll show some hydrogen applications such as fuel cell buses to satisfy the Japanese government, will throw away that nonsense and steer quickly into electric cars.

Toyota is preparing to be ready to mass produce EVs in a short time, their agreement with Panasonic confirms that, even if now they’re purposely choosing to squeeze the concept of their “revolutionary” hybrids. I’m sure Nissan will keep on with extending their BEV lineup, as Infinity, Mitsubishi and Renault will do.

Weeks ago I took my wife’s Rogue to the Nissan dealer where we bought it and my Leaf, for routine service. I ran into the salesman I worked with on my Leaf, so we wind up casually talking about cars. Out of nowhere he mentions Ghosn and says he’d just had a conversation with someone high up in the Nissan food chain who said no one in the corporation was surprised he was out. The Japanese execs hated him, saw him as a foreign intruder, etc.

Whether that’s an accurate depiction of Nissan corp. politics or not, I think Nissan won’t change direction much. The whole world has gone too far down the path to EVs Everywhere to deviate from that path.

We’ll see. The Japanese don’t like EVs, as evidenced by the actions of their largest car company. And while the car companies are independent, they all work toward common Japanese goals.

Don’t forget that Renault owns 43% of Nissan and Renault and France Goverment, wants to make the Alliance stronger an deeper. The strike against Goshn is the first movement of a game where Renault must to be the next to move.

Agreed, the French should have protested as soon as Ghosn was arrested. They’ve waited too long now and will probably lose control of the Nissan and Mitsubishi. That’s the ultimate goal of the hardliners.

“Japanese hardliners”? What’s a hardliner exactly?

In this case it’s someone so xenophobic that they would do anything to ensure that the company is not controlled by foreigners. That includes making up chargers to falsely imprison someone.

A reality check for all Tesla cult followers out there. Tesla is an important player, but the electrification of vehicles would have been happening anyway. Just, in a less fancy way

Both Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi and Tesla, one from the down and the other from the up, have readied the way for the advent of electric cars. It’s not merit of someone in particular. Then China arrived quicly and now is convincing other manufacturers to follow EVs even more than before. So, thanks to Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi, thanks to Tesla and thanks to China if we’ll all drive an EV, even from other brands ☺️

I don’t think it’s related with that, but it’s curious that one of the biggest EV makers saw their global sales down, when most makers saw their sales going up.

Yes, also the reason why so many EVs and PHEVs are launched in 2019 and 2020 are new EU emission rules with lower g CO2/km allowed that comes in 2020 and 2021.


Don´t buy Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV without testing it completely first!! It´s so annoying car it hurts not only the ears but head as well! It starts with pointless annoying beepings, beeps nearly every button pressed, beeps near all the assistance on all events, beeping, beeping, beeping…OMG noisy MF! What the hell is wrong with the people at Mitsubishi???