The combination of the French automaker Renault and the Japanese automajor Nissan has hit a news milestone by selling 100,000 electric vehicles (EV) during August 2016, also an industry record for the year. The Franco-Japanese alliance has sold a total of 350,000 EVs since December 2010 when it launched the Nissan Leaf.
Nissan has sold a total of 230,000 units of the Leaf EV remaining the industry's best-selling EV ever. Renault was also adjusted as the best-performing EV brand in Europe. The alliance bring forth the only global car group with a wide portfolio of zer-emission vehicles for personal and business puropose.
Apart from the Nissan Leaf, the alliance alos sells the Nissan e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold in Europe and Japan since 2014. Renault sells the ZOE, and the Kangoo Z.E van, the SM3 Z.E, and the Twizy, a two-seater urban commuting vehicle.
Till date, Nissan has sold more than 250,000 units of the EV in over 48 countries. The Leaf from Nissan accounted for more than 90 percent of sales and major contribution came from the sales in the U.S., Japan and Europe. The alliance continues to develop the EV with btter and longer range of the batteries, Nissan had increased the range of the Leaf to 250kms in the Unites States and Japan in 2015 and then later in Europe in 2016.
Renault has increased the range in its ZOE by 30 kms with 10 percent better charging times. The collaboration continues to innovate with the range by optimising in many of the EV technologies.