The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The Alliance finished fewer than 4,000 cars and trucks short of GM’s deliveries in 2016.
The sales figures include Mitsubishi Motors sales of 934,013 vehicles globally. Mitsubishi Motors joined the Alliance last fall with Nissan‘s acquisition of a 34 percent equity stake in the company.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, including Mitsubishi Motors, remained the world’s top seller of electric vehicles, selling 94,265 last year, up more than 8 percent from 2015. The Alliance has delivered almost 425,000 since the Nissan Leaf went on sale in 2010.
The Nissan LEAF, the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle, remains the world’s best-selling EV with more than 250,000 vehicles sold since its launch in December 2010.
In addition to the LEAF, Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014.
Renault has sold more than 112,000 electric vehicles worldwide since 2011, including the Renault ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E., the SM3 Z.E. and the Twizy.
Renault was at the top of the European EV market last year, with sales up by 11 percent at 25,648 units (excluding Twizy). ZOE led the EV ranking with 21,735 sold. Renault Pro+ recently announced the addition of two new commercial EVs to its lineup: the New Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.