4 ½ years after the launch of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market zero-emission vehicle*. The Renault-Nissan Alliance today accounts for about half of the electric vehicles sold worldwide, and from January through May, our Alliance have sold about 31,600 EVs -- a nearly percent increase over the same period of last year.
Demand for our electric vehicles continues to grow thanks to government incentives and the expanding charging infrastructure. The positive response of our customers is also driving demand. These vehicles enjoy some of the highest levels of satisfaction rates from our customers around the world.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance
The 250,000th owner is Yves Nivelle, a computer engineer, who traded in his 21-year-old diesel car for the subcompact Renault ZOE. Nivelle bought his EV after the French government introduced an environmental bonus in April to allow owners of older, polluting diesel cars to trade them in and get a rebate of €10,000 on a new EV.
*No CO2 emissions and no regulated atmospheric pollutants while driving according to homologation cycle (NEDC)