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Renault-Nissan sells its 100,000th electric vehicle
An American graduate student has taken delivery of the 100,000th Renault-Nissan electric vehicle.
The milestone vehicle was a Nissan Leaf, which is rather apt since the first Renault-Nissan ‘EV’ produced was also a Leaf, delivered to a customer in California in 2010.
The 100,000th customer is Alison Howard, who describes her new Leaf as “so cool”.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is responsible not only for delivering the Nissan Leaf, but also the new Renault Zoe electric supermini, along with the electric Fluence saloon, Twizy Z.E. urban commuter vehicle and the zero tailpipe emissions Kangoo Van.
The Alliance claims the cars have driven over 522 million zero-emission miles – enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times.
It also means that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold more zero-emission cars than all the other major car manufacturers combined.
Chairman and CEO of the Alliance, Carlos Ghosn:
“The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here. We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100% committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.”
Key to this is the plan to rollout a network of charging stations that will allow drivers to recharge their cars from zero to 80% capacity in less than 30 minutes.
Theoretically, this should mean you can very nearly fully charge your car whilst doing the weekly grocery shop.
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