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Renault-Nissan sells 100,000th electric car

Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometres — enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times – and have saved 53 million litres of oil and 124 million kg of CO2 in total.

‘The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here,’ said Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. ‘We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100% committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.’

Renault-Nissan has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined, with the Nissan LEAF being the best-selling EV ever. 

More than 71,000 people worldwide have bought the LEAF, which makes up more than half of all global sales of pure electric cars.

The top markets for the LEAF are the United States with about 30,000 units, Japan with 28,000 units, and Europe with 12,000 units.

Meanwhile, Renault has sold about 30,000 electric vehicles since its first model, Kangoo Van Z.E., went on sale in late 2011, and leads the electric vehicle market in Europe with a 61% share, including Twizy. Renault's top markets in Europe are France, Germany and Italy.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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