The Renault-Nissan Alliance celebrates the sale of the 100,000th electric use car, traveling together about 841 million kilometers, equivalent to going 20,000 times around the earth. Moreover, the use of cars saved together 53 million liters of fuel and 124 million kilograms of CO2. The Japanese company relies on the current Leaf, which managed to become the best-selling model with zero emissions in the world.
There are 71,000 (30,000 units went to the United States market, 28,000 to Japan and only 12,000 to Europe) owners who bought the Leaf model, 80% of them coming from another's manufacturer "family".
Renault, the other member of the Alliance, is hoping for a wider range of use cars. Nearly 30,000 cars were sold since the Kangoo ZE electric model entered the market in 2011. Today, Renault leads the electric use car market in Europe with a market share of 61%, obtained in countries like Germany, France, and Italy. The best-selling Renault model is Twizy, which totaled 11,000 orders from 2011 to present, and the little Zoe announces to be another success, as it has already gathered 5,000 customers.
The first electric use car sold by the Alliance was a Nissan Leaf, purchased by the engineer Olivier Chalouhi from California, in December 2010. The 100,000 electric use cars is also a Leaf, acquired by a student of the Atlanta University.