The alliance between of Japanese car maker Nissan and French company Renault has reached a new milestone by selling 100,000 electric vehicles on a global level. As you all know, Nissan and Renault are part of an alliance that shares management, resources and technology. More than 70,000 people worldwide have bought Nissan Leaf, making it the world’s best-selling electric car, while the Renault model ZOE posted worldwide sales of about 30,000 units.
It is being reported that electric cars from Nissan and Renault had driven approximately 841 million eco friendly kilometers. That means the distance enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times.
The two companies’ cars together represent 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted. Going by what the Renault-Nissan alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn has been heard saying, demand is expected to grow as the charging infrastructure develops. The two majors have assured buyers that they would remain fully committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.
The alliance has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined.
It needs to be noted that the Nissan Leaf had won the 2011 World Car of the Year, European Car of the Year 2011 an Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 awards. The top markets for Nissan Leaf are the US with about 30,000 units, Japan with 28,000 units and Europe with 12,000 units.