- Category: Green Transportation
24 Jul 2013
- Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:41
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A Nissan Leaf is the 100,000th zero-emission car sold by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
With the delivery of this 100,000th car – to an American graduate student in Atlanta, Georgia - the Renault-Nissan Alliance has now sold more zero-emission vehicles than all other major automakers combined.
The Alliance, established in March of 1999, is a strategic partnership between the French Renault and Japanese Nissan that jointly develops automobiles and automobile components. The Alliance is fully committed to a zero-emission future, developing vehicles and supporting technologies that can be recharged using purely renewable energy.
The very first electric vehicle from the Alliance was the Nissan Leaf which debuted in December of 2010. More than 71,000 people worldwide have now bought a Nissan Leaf, making it the world’s best-selling E.V. with more than half of all global E.V. sales.
“The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here,” said Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn. “We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100% committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.”
In order to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles around the world, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is working with government authorities, utility companies and others to rollout a network of charging stations that allow drivers to recharge their cars from zero to 80% capacity in less than 30 minutes.
It’s estimated that E.V.’s from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers or enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. This represents 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kilograms of carbon dioxide that have been prevented from entering the atmosphere. – EcoSeed Staff