Renault Increases Electric Car Sales By 87% In March To Over 3,000

1 year ago by Mark Kane 13

Renault BEVs sales – March 2016

Renault BEVs sales – March 2016

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

March was another great month of electric car sales for Renault, and one of four best results ever; as the company set its 19th consecutive month of growth (year-over-year).

Passenger electric car sales increased by 87% to 3,160 (including 2,783 ZOE and 377 Kangoo Z.E.), with an additional 166 Twizy sales added into the mix(down 32%).

Also the completion of the first quarter brings strong 82% growth from 3,959 cars to 7,198 (excluding Twizy or 7,581 including Twizy).

In March, the ZOE continued to be the linchpin, and accounted for 88% of Renault’s electric car sales (less than 6,000 in Q1 overall). Our forecast for 2016 is that the ZOE should find at least 20,000-25,000 sales… maybe more if lucky (not bad for model available only in Europe).

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13 responses to "Renault Increases Electric Car Sales By 87% In March To Over 3,000"

  1. Speculawyer says:

    Nice? Did France come up with a new EV incentive program? They should have one considering all that extra electricity available at night from their nuclear power plant fleet.

    Also, they should push EVs to get people off those stinky diesels that are smogging up their cities with particulates, SO2, and NO2. Make VW pay for it. 😉

    1. przemo_li says:

      That is exactly what they have.

      10k Euro for old diesel cars if given for scrap, on new EV.

      ZOE is very nice car.

      Sadly it mean that ZOE sales in other countries are hampered as Renault must have sacrificed other markets to satisfy this newely found french appetite. 😉

      Hope they push Nissan for quicker EV development.

      I wonder when both companies will realize that they can expand greatly by offering 200 miles EV?

      1. R.S says:

        I’d say ~150 miles should be the next step for the ZOE. They should keep it inexpensive and small. Just substitute the old cells for new ones, make minor refreshments and lower the price and you have the perfect second car for any family, or first car for urban people.

        1. Alex says:

          They will double range next year to over 170-200 miles. Ghosn and other Renault-Nissan employee have emphasized it repeatedly. Minute 12 you can see it

          Zoe will get around 40 kWh net capacity for same prize and the smaller battery you get cheaper rental.

          1. mr. M says:

            The next gen cells from LG are ~50% higher dense. 240 km now times 1,5 is 360 km. The powerpoint speaks of roughly 400 km. Maybe they pack a little more cells (+10%) into it and arive at 396 km NEDC. So roughly 270km (165 miles) real World range.

            Yes that would be great.

  2. Rick Bronson says:

    Congrats Renault.

    Can you please build a Supercharging station network like Tesla did.

    This will help Renault double or triple their EV sales.

    1. Speculawyer says:

      Well, it is not that simple. First they have to design cars that can actually handle such faster charging rates.

      1. SVL says:

        Yes, and they shouldn’t have created a variant that actually halves the maximum charging speed to only 22kW. That’s a bad decision. Luckily the 43kW capable model is also still on sale.

        1. R.S says:

          They went for a better and cheaper motor and inverter, but they can’t use the reverse inverter anymore, at least not to full power. The next Zoe will surely use CCS, so they won’t have that problem anymore.

          1. SVL says:

            I hope it goes faster, but on what do you base that information?

  3. Alex says:

    With 180 miles in 2017 Zoe will take off nobody could imagine today.

    1. ANDREY SIDIN says:

      They have really good potential.
      New LG Chem battery for ZOE, new motor+battery for Kangoo ZE.

    2. mr. M says:

      Near 400.000 people can imagine 😉