I’d like to apologize first because some of you might be getting tired of hearing us here at Nissan of Lake Charles bragging about Nissan’s amazing line of electric and hybrid cars. But we’re proud of the electric models we off as well as the accomplishments they’ve earned and continued to get recognized for. So today we’re going to talk about them again!
Renault-Nissan’s electric vehicles, which include the Nissan Leaf, have officially hit and surpassed the 100,000 sales mark. This amazing feat took only three years with the first Leaf hitting show room floors in Silicon Valley, California in 2010. The Leaf contributed more than 71,000 units to the total number and with the majority of those being sold in the US. The 100,000th EV sold from the alliance was a Nissan Leaf and was sold in Georgia, a new high market for the model.
The other side of this coin, Renault, sold 30,000 EVs since 2011 but has primarily been focusing on other segments. Interestingly though, their combined efforts with Nissan electric cars have saved over 14 million gallons of oil since the electric models have hit the streets. Combined, the electric vehicles have seen over 5.2 million ion-powered miles tick across their odometers which is pretty impressive considering the short time they’ve been around!