Renault-Nissan Plus Mitsubishi Equals #1 In Global EV Sales By Huge Margin
Renault-Nissan Alliance, after Nissan’s acquisition of a 34% equity (and controlling) stake in Mitsubishi Motors, become the largest all-electric car manufacturing group, without fear of any other competitor coming close.
So far the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi (i-MiEV series) has cumulatively sold nearly 425,000 BEVs, as of the end of 2016 (424,797 to be accurate).
The Nissan LEAF (including Venucia E30) alone exceeded 250,000 in sales. Second model for Nissan was the e-NV200.
Renault has sold since 2011 more than 112,000 BEVs (Renault ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., the SM3 Z.E. and the Twizy).
As a comparison, Tesla has just over 180,000 all-electric vehicles through the end of 2016, including some 76,000 last year.
The combined entity of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi sold 94,265 in 2016, up 8% over a year ago. A result that actually lagged global growth overall (41%), no doubt caused by the lack of an updated Renault ZOE in 2016 – which just launched in January, and a “new” Nissan LEAF – which Alliance leader Carlos Ghosn says will launch “shortly”, and we believe to mean ‘at Geneva in March’.
“Sustained leadership in electric vehicles
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the undisputed leader in zero-emission mobility.
The Nissan LEAF, the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle, remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 250,000* vehicles sold since its launch in December 2010.
In addition to the LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014.
Renault has sold more than 112,000 electric vehicles worldwide since 2011, including the Renault ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., the SM3 Z.E. and the Twizy.
Renault was at the top of the European EV market last year, with sales up by 11 percent at 25,648 units (excluding Twizy). ZOE led the EV ranking with 21,735 sold. Renault Pro+ recently announced the addition of two new commercial EVs to its lineup: the New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.
In 2016, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, including Mitsubishi Motors i-Miev series, sold 94,265 EVs, up more than 8 percent from 2015.”