Renault-Nissan Alliance sells its 200,000th electric vehicle

(November 26, 2014) Together, Renault and Nissan electric vehicles have driven nearly 2.5 billion zero-emission miles — enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan's EVs represent 53 million gallons of fuel saved — enough to fill about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The Alliance sold its 200,000th EV in early November, about four years after the launch of the Nissan Leaf, the world's first mass-market electric vehicle. Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric vehicle in history.

From January through the first week of November of this year, the Alliance has sold about 66,500 units-an increase of about 20% from the same period last year. The Alliance sells about two out of three electric vehicles worldwide, including Twizy, Renault's two-seater urban commuter vehicle and the Nissan e-NV200 van on sale in Europe and Japan.

"Renault and Nissan's electric vehicles are the zero-emission volume leaders and, most important, they enjoy high satisfaction rates from customers around the world," said Carlos Ghosn, chairman & CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. "Based on positive owner feedback and the increasing demand for cars that run on renewable energy, it's no surprise that EV sales are accelerating — particularly in regions where charging infrastructure is well developed." 

To capture what the first 200,000 consumers love about their electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is launching a series of videos featuring EV owners on three continents. "I Made the Switch" tells why people bought their electric vehicles and how switching to a zero-emission vehicle has changed their lives. The first video featuresChris Beers, a software engineer from Holliston, Mass.,  one of many Americans who powers his Nissan Leaf with clean solar energy. To see the video, click here.