Published on March 19th, 2014 | by James Ayre


Nissan+Renault On Track To Surpass 2020 EV Sales Goal?

March 19th, 2014 by  

Editor’s Note: I’ve written about the exponential growth of disruptive technologies, which I am convinced electric cars will be, a number of times. I’ve also written about how electric car sales are doing much better than many give credit. Of course, the head of Renault & Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, initially had very large targets for EV sales (probably because he knows how superior the technology is). But after a change to lower targets, it seems that sales are now picking up fast. Here’s more info from James via Planetsave:

Nissan & Renault Likely To Topple 2020 Electric Car Sales Target Early (via Planetsave)

Nissan — along with its partner Renault — appears to be well on track to meeting (or surpassing) its electric car sales goal for 2020, based on the most recent numbers from the company. Currently, the two companies have together sold about 10% of…

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  • Larry

    The electric car is the only thing that will keep Nissan from going the way of Studebacker and others. I drove Nissan Pickups for over 10 years–good vehicles. But current Nissan sales promotions try to emphasize speed and glamor–neither of which are going to do the job. Toyota, Honda and Subaru have essentially sewn up the U.S. market for ICE vehicles with a Japanese nameplate. Success of he Leaf and the Nissan electric van cold change all that.

  • JamesWimberley

    Nissan isn’t really a “partner” of Renault, it’s a subsidiary. The relationship is airbrushed to protect Japanese sensibilities. Cf. Opel, Vauxhall, Skoda, and SEAT, which are now just brands of GM and Volkswagen.

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