PHOTO CAPTION: Worker assembling Renault Zoe electric car.

Renault Nissan Alliance Produce 100,000 Electric Cars So Far in 2013

Sales include Nissan's LEAF and Renault's ZOE electric car,which has now sold 6,000 units since its launch earlier this year.

Published: 08-Jul-2013

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France - French carmaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan will have sold a total of 100,000 electric vehicles so far by the end of June, Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both companies, said on Saturday.

But Ghosn, speaking at a conference in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, also said he did not expect any strong recovery in the troubled European auto sector in the medium term.

"I am preparing Renault to several years of market stability, at best," he said.


Renault Twizy seats two in tandem.

The Twizy's 17bhp electric engine has a top speed of 50mph and a range of 30-65 miles, but would likely be illegal in America.

Twizy electric car being offered in Spain when customers buy slower-selling gas models.

Move to Spain and buy one of Renault’s slow-selling Laguna, Latitude or Espace models and the French manufacturer will throw in one of its Twizy EVs for no extra cost.

Renault Twizy has range up to 50 miles with three charging stations in the district.

Visitors to the Lake District, Cumbria in England can hire Renault Twizy electric cars for short day trips through the scenic country side for £30 for 3 hours.


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