Nissan sells its 100,000th zero-emission car to American graduate student Allison Howard
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car to American graduate student Allison Howard. Howard, who became an owner of Nissan LEAF earlier this month and drives the car to Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers — enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted.
Renault-Nissan has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined. The very first EV from the Alliance is a Nissan LEAF owned by engineer Olivier Chalouhi in California’s Silicon Valley. He bought the LEAF when it debuted in December 2010.