Renault-Nissan take 58% EV marketshare
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a 58% marketshare for zero-emission cars.
Together, Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately four billion zero-emission kilometers and represent 200 million litres of fuel saved. Alliance EVs also represent 450 million kg of CO2 that has not been emitted while driving.
‘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.’
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. In Europe, the UK is the most advanced market in terms of electric vehicle infrastructure. Today, the quick charging network already covers 87% of the UK’s motorways.
With six electric vehicle models on the road, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the only global car group with a full range of 100% electric vehicles – and they can be fully charged with purely renewable energy. Renault’s top markets in Europe - its main electric vehicle market - are France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In October, Renault regained the number one EV position in Europe with a market share of 31%. ZOE was the most popular vehicle with a 23% market share.