25 Jul '13, 11am

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 100,000th electric car

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 100,000th electric car

A Nissan LEAF bought earlier this month in Atlanta, Ga., became the 100,000th zero-emissions car sold by the Renault-Nissan Alliance . The two companies announced Wednesday that they have sold more zero-emissions cars than all other automakers combined, led by the LEAF and Renault's electric offerings: the Fluence saloon, Kangoo van, Twizy quadricycle and the recently released ZOE supermini . Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 523 million miles -- enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 14 million gallons of oil saved and 136,600 tons of CO2 not emitted. The take-up of electric cars has been slower than some analysts anticipated , but Alliance chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn predicts a bright future for the technology. "The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here," he said in a statement...

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