In November, Renault Sold More EVs Than In 2016, But Less Than In 2015

DEC 18 2017 BY MARK KANE 8

Renault electric car sales – November 2017

November 2017 wasn’t a bad month for Renault EV sales, but it left us still a bit unsatisfied.

While results improved compared to 2016, Renault’s November failed to live up to 2015.

Renault ZOE Star Wars Edition

The French manufacturer delivered some 2,484 EVs (up 38% year-over-year), which is 160 less than two years ago.

The flagship model ZOE noted 2,015 sales (up 37%) in November and 28,425 YTD.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. noted 464 sales (up 44%) and 3,823 YTD.

Overall, Renault ZOE sales stand for around 1.9% of total Renault passenger cars in Europe and 1.0% worldwide.

We are afraid that in December, Renault will be unable to cross 4,000 sales, the number it would need to bestt 2016 and 2015 results.

Renault ZOE sales – November 2017

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8 Comments on "In November, Renault Sold More EVs Than In 2016, But Less Than In 2015"

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There is something going on for the Zoé this end of the year.
At the early june, when you ordered your Zoé 40, you have towait 2 months and a half for the delivery. But at mid september for the delivery was pushed to 4 months. That’s mean you will receive your Zoé only by january.
Perhaps Renault don’t have enough of batteries packs for the Zoé. There is at least 3,000 Zoé missing for the 3 last months.

Another Euro point of view

Indeed difficult to know what’s wrong with Zoe’s production but one thing is sure, offer being not on par with demand seems a common issue with EV’s (see Hyundai Ioniq EV and Ampera-e), maybe a mix of batteries production bottle neck/profitability issues (selling below cost)/Ev’s considered mainly as a PR move by car makers.

That’s very interesting. The dip in April and may was due to a problem with the brakes i think but recent sales have definitely slowed signifantly. My guess is battery limitations. Maybe they had an agreement with LG chem for 30000 packs a year.

If batteries are not the issue, the new kid in town (Leaf 2.0) might draw some customers outside France (e.g. Norway, where Zoe sales are quite down for some reason), that might wait a few months for delivery.

I’m leaving in France, and what i say is, Zoe share is line production with another model, and we have already heard that zoe haven’t the priority in production line…. Due to low margin

Currently we’re seeing delivery times pushed out to 6 months

Are all Zoe’s on battery lease? I couldn’t find any used ones in the motoring press that were for sale without this damn battery lease.

Some have no battery lease. I recently bought a second hand black 2013 Zoé Intens without lease contract. It was an experiment by Renault, the seller told.
If you’re interested, it’s for sale for € 13.000. Contact me at