Renault-Nissan sells 250,000th electric vehicle
Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold a quarter of a million electric vehicles globally, with May 2015 sales up 15% on last year
Renault-Nissan Alliance recently announced it has sold its quarter-of-a-millionth electric vehicle.
The milestone unit was a Renault Zoe, and was purchased by a computer engineer in Bordeaux, France.
The company’s EV sales during May 2015 were up almost 15% on the same month of the previous year.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, said: “Demand for our electric vehicles continues to grow thanks to government incentives and the expanding charging infrastructure. The positive response of our customers is also driving demand. These vehicles enjoy some of the highest levels of satisfaction rates from our customers around the world.”
With six models currently available, Renault-Nissan Alliance claims to be the only global car group with a full range of 100% electric vehicles. Today, the outfit accounts for around half of the electric vehicles sold worldwide.
Renault-Nissan Alliance was recently selected as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nations’ (UN) COP21 climate conference, which will be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December, 2015. It will provide 200 electric vehicles to shuttle delegates to and from the annual event. This is the first time that the UN has opted for a zero-emission fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle at a COP event.
The brand sold its 250,000th electric vehicle early this month. The Nissan Leaf remains its best-selling model, with more than 180,000 units delivered to date.