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Renault-Nissan sells 200,000th EV

Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4 billion kilometres – enough to circle the earth 100,000 times – and saving 200 million litres of fuel along with 450 million kg of CO2 emissions.

The Alliance added that it has a leading 58% market share for zero-emission cars, selling about two out of three electric vehicles worldwide. 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 top markets for the Nissan LEAF are the United States with about 67,000 sales since its launch, Japan with about 46,500 units and Europe with about 31,000 units.

In the United States, LEAF is on track to be the top electric vehicle in 2014, outselling all other electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Sales so far this year are up 35%. In addition to LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200 van, which went on sale in Europe in June and in Japan in October.

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.

Natalie Middleton

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