The Renault-Nissan Alliance said it had sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf went on sale.

The alliance achieved the historic milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year.

The alliance today claims to account for half of the EVs sold worldwide. The Leaf remains the industry's best-selling EV with more than 230,000 units sold globally. Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe.

"This historic milestone confirms our customers' recognition of the benefits of Renault and Nissan electric vehicles," Alliance chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said. "Our commitment to contribute toward a zero-emissions world by bringing to the market a full range of affordable EVs makes Renault-Nissan the indisputable leader in EV technology."

Nissan also sells the e-NV200, a light commercial vehicle sold mainly in Europe and Japan since 2014. Along with the Zoe, Renault also sells the Renault Kangoo ZE van, the SM3 ZE sedan and the Twizy, a two-seat, urban commuter vehicle.

To date, Nissan has sold more than 250,000 EVs in 48 markets. The United States, Japan and Europe accounted for 90% of Leaf sales, with the US leading the way with about 97,000 sales, followed by Japan (68,000) and Europe (61,000).

Renault reached the 100,000 EV milestone worldwide since its first model, the Kangoo ZE, went on sale in October 2011. The milestone was marked with a ceremony in EV-friendly Norway where a customer took delivery of a Zoe which is the best-selling EV in Europe, and, with sales increasing 32 percent during this first six months of this year, Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe: One of four electric vehicles on European roads is a Renault.

Nissan launched an updated Leaf with 250 km of range in the United States and Japan in late 2015, and in Europe earlier this year.

Renault last year improved the Zoe's range by 30km with 10% faster charging times. Engineers improved the motor's efficiency by optimising its electronic management system.

In January, the Alliance announced plans to launch 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020. The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market cars at affordable prices, confirming the Alliance's commitment to achieve its twin goals of zero emissions and zero fatalities.