Renault-Nissan Sells 250,000th EV, Half Of the Electric Cars Sold Worldwide are Theirs

Another record gets broken in the green car world, this time thanks to Renault-Nissan Alliance's electric efforts.
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Long story short, Renault-Nissan sold 250,000 electric vehicles, which means at this point the Alliance accounts for about half of the electric cars sold worldwide.

The main responsible for this feat is the Nissan Leaf, sold in 180,000 units around the world. However, if we look at the bigger pictures, it all comes down to sales going up, showing the public's increasing interest in clean mobility.

For example, From January through May 2015, the Alliance sold about 31,700 EVs. This translated into an almost 15 percent increase over the same period of last year. This growth is also attributed to both government incentives and the expansion of charging networks.

Coming back to the 250,000th EV sold by Renault-Nissan, we should tell you the car is a Renault ZOE sold to a French computer engineer, who traded in his 21-year-old diesel car.

After the French government introduced an environmental bonus in April - allowing owners of older, polluting diesel cars to trade them in and get a rebate of €10,000 on a new EV - Yves Nivelle made his move and got a new Renault ZOE.

Besides the ZOE, Renault also sells the Renault Kangoo Z.E van, the SM3 Z.E. sedan and the Twizy, a two-seater urban commuter vehicle. Also, Nissan's green part of the deal involves, besides the Leaf, the e-NV200 van, which has been on sale in Europe and Japan since last year.

Since the Leaf went on sale in 2010, Nissan sold 185,000 EVs, while Renault sold 65,000 electric vehicles on the international market since its first model EV - the Kangoo Z.E - was born.
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