Renault-Nissan Alliance Leads in Commercial EV Sales
The Renault-Nissan Alliance with Mitsubishi Motors cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the sales leader in zero-emission mobility, according to sales data released by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In addition to offering the top-selling retail EV, the Renault-Nissan Alliance also was the leader in commercial EV sales.
The Nissan LEAF, the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle, remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 250,000 vehicles sold since its launch in December 2010.
In addition to the LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014.
Renault has sold more than 112,000 electric vehicles worldwide since 2011, including the Renault ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., the SM3 Z.E. and the Twizy.
Renault was at the top of the European EV market last year, with sales up by 11 percent at 25,648 units (excluding Twizy). ZOE led the EV ranking with 21,735 sold. Renault Pro+ recently announced the addition of two new commercial EVs to its lineup: the New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.
In 2016, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, including Mitsubishi Motors i-Miev series, sold 94,265 EVs, up more than 8% from 2015.