American graduate student took delivery of the 100,000th electric
Renault-Nissan EVs outsell all other major automakers combined
Nissan LEAF remains world's best-selling EV
With its latest EV ZOE, Renault expands its zero-emission lineup and
reinforces its leadership in Europe
PARIS, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its
100,000th zero-emission car.
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Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841
million zero-emission kilometers -- enough to circle the earth more
than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 53 million liters of oil
saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted.
"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
The very first EV from the Alliance is a Nissan LEAF owned by engineer
Olivier Chalouhi in California's Silicon Valley. He bought the LEAF
when it debuted in December 2010.
The 100,000th customer was American graduate student Allison Howard, who
became an owner of Nissan LEAF earlier this month and drives the car to
Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
"It just drives perfectly. It's so cool. I love it!" said Howard.
"The fact that it's all electric and I don't have to spend money on gas
as a college student, that's great," she added.
For more information about Renault-Nissan's electric vehicle customers
and its 100,000 milestone, watch this video.
Nissan LEAF best-selling EV ever
More than 71,000 people worldwide have bought Nissan LEAF, the world's
best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF makes up more than half of all
global sales of pure electric cars.
Nissan LEAF won the 2011 World Car of the Year, European Car of the Year
2011 and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 awards.
For the full press release, go here: http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/4380
SOURCE: Renault-Nissan Alliance
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.