The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car, outselling all other automakers combined.
Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers, representing 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted.
The very first EV from the Alliance is a Nissan LEAF, which debuted on December 2010. The first car was sold to engineer Olivier Chalouhi from Silicon Valley, California.
The 100,000th customer was again an American. This time graduate student Allison Howard from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.
Today Leaf makes up more than half of all global sales of pure electric cars with more than 71,000 units delivered.
The top markets for Nissan Leaf are the United States with about 30,000 units, Japan with 28,000 units and Europe with 12,000 units. Norway is clearly the most popular country for Leaf, where it is one of the top 10 vehicles sold with more than 4,600 cars delivered. Reason for it is that EVs’ in Norway are exempt from value added tax and road tolls, and they have access to bus lanes and free parking.
Of the 100,000 EVs, Renault has sold about 30,000 units since its first model, Kangoo Z.E., went on sale in late 2011.
In addition to the Kangoo Z.E., Renault also has an all electric Fluence Z.E. saloon, two-seater Twizy, and the subcompact ZOE.