Awakening of Renault?
Renault surprised in November with a great record of 6,453 electric car sales, which is not only 152% more than a year ago, but more than 1,300 more than in the previous best month of March 2018.
It seems that not only ZOE sales were a record at nearly 5,400, but the Kangoo Z.E. noted its best result ever of 1,046 (first time in four digits). It's hard to say what caused such a huge growth in demand, but hopefully it will continue.
In November, EVs stands for 3.5% of passenger car sales for the brand (in Europe, where most of EVs were sold, the share was 7.3%).
Sales results in November and after the first 11-months of this year (excluding Twizy) are:
- Renault ZOE – 5,370 (up 166%) and 134,909 YTD (up 23%)
- Renault Kangoo Z.E. – 1,046 (up 97%) and 7,610 YTD (up 95%)
- Renault Master Z.E. – 37 and 85 YTD (new)
In 11 months of 2018, Renault sold about 43,800 plug-ins and over 95% of those were sold in Europe.
Renault electric car sales – November 2018
Separately, in South Korea, Renault – through Renault Samsung Motors – is also selling all-electric cars, the SM3 Z.E. So far this year, 1,230 SM3 Z.E. were sold (down 34%).