Renault-Nissan Alliance sets electric pace

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced significant growth in 2016 with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles – or one in nine cars sold worldwide last year.

The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE.

The Alliance sales figures include Mitsubishi Motors sales of 934,013 vehicles globally, which joined the Alliance last fall with Nissan‘s acquisition of a 34% equity stake in the company.

‘The combination of Groupe Renault, Nissan Motors and Mitsubishi Motors creates a new force in the global auto industry, said chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. ‘The strength of this innovative partnership that began 18 years ago has allowed us to improve our competitiveness, boost our growth and engage in the race for the vehicle of the future.’