Renault-Nissan reaches zero-emission milestone

Renault-Nissan celebrated selling its 100,000th zero-emission car on Tuesday, after an American graduate student purchased a Nissan LEAF.

The incredible feat is a testament to the success of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which is committed to reducing the environmental impact of automobiles.

"It just drives perfectly.  It’s so cool. I love it!" said Allison Howard, who drives her Nissan LEAF to university.

"The fact that it’s all electric and I don't have to spend money on gas as a college student, that's great."

The LEAF is the world's best-selling electric vehicle, and Renault's recent release of its ZOE model will provide yet another option for EV buyers.

This continued growth in the EV market will also promote the credibility of these vehicles as a viable option for the environmentally conscious.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn is confident that his organisation is paving the way for the future of the automotive industry.

"The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here," he said.

"We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops - and we remain 100 per cent committed to zero-emission technology for the long term."

The Nissan LEAF runs entirely on electricity and therefore requires no petrol whatsoever.

From the perspective of a fleet manager, EVs are an option worth looking into, and not just because of the massive reductions in fuel consumption.

The eco-friendly nature of EVs means that you can rest assured that your fleet is not harming the environment while you're conducting your day-to-day business.

By investing in electric vehicles, combined with an effective fleet management program, you can accurately record the improved environmental performance of your fleet.