The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the only automaker with a wide range of 100% electric vehicles (EVs) which can be charged with purely renewable energy.
Nissan boasts only 1 pure electric vehicle:the Nissan LEAF. On the other hand, Renault offers a wide selection of pure electric vehicles: Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., Zoe and the urban-oriented Twizy.
With five pure electrics cars at its disposal, it should come as no surprise that the Renault-Nissan Alliance dominates the battery-only segment.
In 2012, global sales of all zero-emission vehicles across the Alliance were 43,829 units, up 83.8% from 2011 as Nissan LEAF sales increased worldwide and Renault launched two more EVs. The Alliance’s worldwide zero-emission market share stood at 64%, excluding Twizy, Renault’s two-seater urban commuter.
Since sales began in December 2010 to the end of 2012, the Alliance sold 67,723 zero-emission vehicles globally.
The Nissan LEAF hatchback is by far the world’s best-selling zero-emission car. In 2012, Nissan sold 26,976 units globally, an increase of 22% from 2011. Cumulative sales of Nissan LEAF reached 49,117 units since its launch in December 2010.
In 2012, Renault sold 16,853 zero-emission vehicles. Since the debut of the Kangoo Z.E. small van in October 2011, Renault has sold 18,606 zero-emission vehicles cumulatively.
In addition to the Kangoo Z.E., named International Van of the Year 2012, and Twizy, Renault also sells the Fluence Z.E., an all-electric sedan, based on the conventional Fluence sedan, and the subcompact zero-emission ZOE.