12% of new Renault car sales in Europe were all-electric in January. In the case of passenger cars, it was 14.4%.

Renault experienced an unprecedented increase in all-electric car sales in January 2020, which left all the previous records far behind!

The preliminary sales report shows 10,819 EVs globally (compared to the previous all-time record of 6,947 in December 2019). It's the first five-digit result for the French group;.

The growth rate year-over-year amounted to 137%, while the average EV share out of the total Renault volume globally was over 7.0% (7.9% for passenger cars and 3.3% for light commercial vehicles). In Europe, those numbers are even better, as 14.4% of Renault passenger cars sold were electric.

Renault electric car sales – January 2020

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We already expected great numbers, as the French sales results were indicating a big month for Renault, but it's even better than anticipated.

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The success was possible thanks to outstanding demand for the new Renault ZOE, which almost hit 10,000 sales in January. That gives a chance to maybe reach 100,000 in 2020. The improved ZOE, combined with tougher emission requirements in Europe, makes a big difference.

Data does not include the Twizy – heavy quadricycles (L7e).

Additionally, Renault Samsung Motors sold three SM3 Z.E. in South Korea.