Renault-Nissan Sells its 100,000th Zero-Emission Car
PARIS, July 23, 2013
PARIS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
*American graduate student took delivery of the 100,000th electric vehicle
*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
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
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.
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