Renault ZOE is on a strong sales rise in Europe.
After June's surge to some 2,380 sales in West Europe, ZOE almost took first place for the year from the Nissan LEAF.
Difference after six months is just around 200 cars (at a level of over 8,000), so ZOE could be this year's best selling pure-electric car in Europe.
This year, sales of ZOE are on pace to be much higher than the over 11,000 sold in 2014.
"Halfway through the current year, Nissans LEAF has scooped the coveted title of top-selling electric car in Western Europe by the narrowest of margins, beating Renaults fast gaining ZOE in a photo finish into the runner-up slot with a winning sales margin of just 200 units, according to AIDs exclusively compiled figures"
"Whereas ZOEs newly gained home advantage propelled its June sales in Western Europe to a chart-topping 2,380 units - of which 1,482 were registered in France - same month West European sales of its Japanese LEAF half-brother reached just 1,460 units.
Given recent developments in ZOEs French domestic backyard, the question is not so much if, but by how much todays hot-charging ZOE will outsell LEAF in Western Europe this year.
Other than that, the intriguing question now remains as to what exactly is the root cause of ZOEs markedly sharper competitive edge on home turf during recent months?
The really big question, however, is whether this is just a momentary blip sparked by a potent but time limited shot in the arm or the start of a truly historical long-term trend."